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ANC Thursday: Wawa, Marvelous Market Expansion

Besides Wawa and the old Neams space, the June 29 ANC meeting will discuss, the DC Streetcar, rats, bike lanes, immigrants and DC Circulator route.

Gil-Ordóñez on Conducting, Challenging Audiences

PostClassical Ensemble's music director was the speaker at this morning's Cultural Leadership Breakfast at the George Town Club.

Latest Issue of The Georgetowner

It's summer and time for swimsuits — and a fashion shoot. Check out the freshest Georgetowner with news on neighborhood leaders, talk about retail and rents along with Amazon, Whole Foods and Wawa. Notes on summer wines and mindfulness, too.

Jim Graham, 1945–2017

The longtime Ward 1 representative, the first openly gay member of the District Council, died June 11 at the age of 71.

Pride Weekend in D.C.

This year, Capital Pride was different. Not only because the parade was disrupted by an anti-capitalist LGBTQ group, but because it is the first anniversary of the Orlando Pulse shooting.

Weekend Round Up June 22, 2017

Dance cards are filling up this weekend with Bowen McCauley Dance closing its season at Signature Theatre, Chamber Dance Project presenting a five-ballet program at Sidney Harman Hall and Dance Place celebrating founding director Carla Perlo, who will retire in August.

Future Is Complicated for DREAMers

DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) is to be continued “for now"; DAPA (Deferred Action for Parents of Americans) is to end immediately.

The Chancellor and the Playwright

Both born in 1930, Helmut Kohl and A.R. Gurney passed away last week, a continent apart.

Weekend Round Up June 15, 2017

This Sunday, tell Dad to go fly a kite — at Tudor Place, that is. Of musical note, this weekend will see the closing shows of the DC Jazz Fest and Christoph Eschenbach’s final program as National Symphony Orchestra music director.

Partial Closure of Canal Road Continues

Lane closures due to construction work by DC Water will extend into Monday.

Wawa Looks to Make Big Landing in D.C., Georgetown Included

Convenience store/gas station giant Wawa is coming to D.C., and that includes Georgetown. That's the problem, many say. The chance to kvetch comes June 29 at the Georgetown-Burleith ANC meeting.

Coming Together on Capitol Hill

The big question in the wake of yesterday's shooting at the GOP baseball practice is, Will the new comity hold?

Batman — The Batman — Dies

Adam West, who eventually embraced his fate of being typecast, passed away June 9 at the age of 88.

Descendants of Slaves Sold in 1838 to Attend Georgetown

Shepard Thomas will study engineering in Georgetown College and his sister Elizabeth will study journalism in the School of Continuing Studies.

Crime Story: Car Stolen, Others Hit on 30th Street

A former Citizens Association of Georgetown president — and his security camera — had a ringside view yesterday.

Attorneys General Sue President Trump

Karl Racine of D.C. and Brian Frosh of Maryland allege that Trump is violating the Constitution's emoluments clauses.

Weekend Round Up June 8, 2017

In the words of Rodgers & Hammerstein, “June Is Bustin’ Out All Over” — this weekend in particular, with the DC Jazz Fest kicking off tomorrow and the Pride Parade stepping off Saturday afternoon.

'Comey Day' Media Circus on the Hill

The highly anticipated (one could say, hyped) hearing made for a tense morning for journalists and for "watch party" attendees in D.C. bars.

The Latest Issue of The Georgetowner

Here's a look at how Georgetown kids are affecting the town. There's news on the Hillside condos and good news on funding for a Georgetown Streets program and an old cemetery. Check the rundown of the DC Jazz Festival — and, for Father's Day, a guide to barbecues and gifts

Septime Webre Named to Hong Kong Post

Artistic director of the Washington Ballet for 17 years, Webre will become artistic director of Hong Kong Ballet next month.

Watch for 3 Ongoing Roadwork Projects

The affected corridors are Rock Creek Parkway, Pennsylvania Avenue and Key Bridge.

Council Approves $200K Each for Cemetery, Main Streets

Pending final approval, the funds will jump-start some Georgetown projects — but a K Street streetcar isn't one of them.

Last Chance: RSVP for This Thursday's Breakfast

Angel Gil-Ordóñez will speak at the George Town Club June 22 about PostClassical Ensemble, D.C.'s "experimental musical laboratory."

Weekend Round Up June 1, 2017

The official ribbon-cutting to reopen Dumbarton House will take place this Saturday at noon, during Dupont Kalorama Museum Walk Weekend. Four other museums will join the Q Street landmark in offering free admission and special programming.

ANC Tonight: Duke Ellington, Key Bridge Exxon Condos, Rats

The Georgetown-Burleith-Hillandale Advisory Neighborhood Commission meets tonight to discuss rats, parking, condos, construction and ABC agreements.

Commemorating JFK at Martin's, Holy Trinity

Two special moments in Georgetown, where JFK lived and worshipped, made this Memorial Day that much more memorable.

Zbig, Gregg and Frank: Three More Leave Us

Though in very different fields, each had an impact both universal and extremely personal.

Call for Photos of Georgetown Children

Urgent request: Email your favorite snapshots to and they may adorn next week's issue.

JFK 100 in Washington

Here are some of the Washington-area events and exhibitions marking the centennial of President Kennedy's birth, May 29, 1917.

Weekend Round Up May 25, 2017

This year's Memorial Day weekend, with Sunday's concert on the Capitol lawn and Monday's parade, is also the culminating weekend of JFK 100 (see separate listing).

Two Class Acts: Merrill and Moore

Dina Merrill, heiress and actress, and Roger Moore, the everything-gently-stirred version of James Bond, passed away this week.

The Latest Issue of The Georgetowner

Yes, Happy Birthday, Jack! We know ye a bit in Georgetown, with those homes and stories. In the news: Heating Plant plans, Ellington construction. Musings on Memorial Day and on the new police chief. Congratulate Nora Pouillon. Check out the Summer Arts Preview and refreshed Gala Guide — along with the social pages.

Foot-Stomping Start for Concerts in the Park

Singer-songwriter Rebecca (McCabe) Magnuson kicked off the CAG series on May 21 at Volta Park.

Wegmans Announces First D.C. Store

The popular supermarket has taken space in the soon-to-be-former Fannie Mae headquarters at 3900 Wisconsin Ave. NW.

Georgetown Scoop: Jerry, In Person

The Ben & Jerry's cofounder was in town to receive a Halcyon Business Luminary award (Ben got one, too).

Fine Arts Commission OKs Heating Plant Design

Overriding a decision by the Old Georgetown Board, the Commission of Fine Arts approved the design concept for the West Heating Plant on May 18.

Weekend Round Up May 18, 2017

Cio-Cio-San makes “the ultimate sacrifice for love” a few more times as Washington National Opera’s “Madame Butterfly” draws to an end. The Washington Jewish Film Festival rolls on through May 28. Other weekend options: improv in Old Town and a dome projection in Arlington.

Wide Winners' Circle at Helen Hayes Awards

Theatre Washington held its 33rd annual celebration of local theater — in all of its forms, sizes and investments — last Monday at the Lincoln Theatre.

89th Garden Tour: The Classics Keep Coming

The 89th annual Georgetown Garden Tour displayed an array of gardens, many with water features — and celebrated the gardens and trees of 200-year-old Tudor Place.

Weekend Round Up May 11, 2017

Among other Mother’s Day weekend suggestions: a Tuscan meal at i Ricchi, a comedy show at Bier Baron, zip lining at Salamander Resort — and, it goes without saying, the Georgetown Garden Tour.

Moran, Persig, Demme Pass On

A sitcom actress, the writer of a cultish best seller and a director of feature and documentary films died late last month.

French Elect Youngest President Ever; D.C. Is Silent

Emmanuel Macron defeated Marine Le Pen in an election seen as a test of the European Union’s staying power.

JFK Centennial Events Begin

Tonight's panel at the Woman's National Democratic Club will be attended by Kennedy family members and former staffers.

Weekend Round Up May 4, 2017

It’s another big weekend in Georgetown, with Spring Days of Design, the Spring Art Walk, Jackson Art Center Open Studios, Grace Church’s 150th birthday party and concerts at Dumbarton Church and St. John’s.

Activists Pledge 'Death to the Potomac Rats'

City officials, restaurant managers and Georgetowners out for rat blood met in an alley this morning.

OGB Denies Concept Design for West Heating Plant

The developers for the West Heating Plant property plan to appeal the OGB decision at the May 18 meeting of the Commission of Fine Arts.

Latest Issue of The Georgetowner

Now, it's time for the Georgetown Garden Tour: we provide an insider's view. In local news, gas leaks, drag racing and rats. See the Mother's Day page. There's a visit to JFK's birthplace — plus business, beauty and the social scene.

ANC Tonight: DDOT Director, LED Lights, DC Water, 31st Street Bridge

Still the talk of the town: DDOT projects like the streetcar and LED lights, continuing DC Water work and 31st Street Bridge replacement.

Georgetown's Hot Weekend: House Tour, French Market and More

The town and the weather were hot — parties, shopping, checking out other people's houses and a little celebrity watching.

Gas Leaks Rile Georgetown Residents

The conundrum of gas leaks has always been part of the Segals' Georgetown experience, but the tipping point came last month.

Weekend Round Up April 27, 2017

Not only is this the weekend of the Smithsonian Craft Show, the Washington Antiquarian Book Fair, the National Arboretum Garden Fair, Georgetown's French Market and the Georgetown House Tour, it’s the concluding weekend of Architecture Month and Filmfest DC.

Weekend Round Up April 20, 2017

Get thee to Filmfest DC — at E Street Cinema, Mazza Gallerie and other venues. You can spend Sunday in the park (Rose Park, that is) at Spring Fling, pitching in on the cleanup that morning, or with George (Washington, that is) on a walking tour of Old Town Alexandria.

The Latest Issue of The Georgetowner

It's our annual Georgetown House Tour issue, bursting with all things home, Georgetown and real estate. News and comments on parking, lights, vacancy signs and more. Special section on the French Market.

Atoning for Slavery Ties, Georgetown University Renames Buildings

With descendants of slaves sold in 1838 in attendance, the school held a Liturgy of Remembrance, Contrition and Hope on April 18.

Vacancy, Rental Inspections Tighten in Georgetown

Property owners: if you get a letter from the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs, take it seriously.

Sweden's Tolerance for Migrants on Display

An exhibition at the House of Sweden, "Safe and Sound," was contradicted by the terrorist attack in Stockholm earlier this month.

Weekend Round Up April 13, 2017

If you’re not on the list for Monday’s Easter Egg Roll at the White House, you can still decorate eggs at Via Umbria on Saturday and hunt for eggs after the Nats play the Phillies on Easter Sunday. Still rolling along: the National Cherry Blossom Festival, Architecture Month and Artomatic.

Mt. Zion Cemetery Ready for Its Own Resurrection

Saturday's cleanup was so thorough that Mt. Zion Pastor Johnsie Cogman will lead an Easter Sunrise Service in the cemetery at 6:45 a.m., April 16. Everyone is invited.

Rickles, 'Mr. Warmth,' Bows Out at 90

The don (if not the inventor) of insult comedy, loved by all who knew him — including Carson and Sinatra — died last Thursday.

Fire at Wisconsin Avenue and P Street

About 7 p.m., April 5, a fire broke out on the second floor of 1510 Wisconsin Ave. NW at ...

Weekend Round Up April 6, 2017

April is Architecture Month, with events such as this Friday’s Kreeger Museum tour. Emancipation Day will be celebrated Saturday, the day of the National Cherry Blossom Parade, with a closing concert by the Sweet Heaven Kings at Eastern Market on Sunday. Also on Sunday: the Anacostia River Festival.

Patrick Ewing Makes Triumphant Return to Hilltop

"Thirty-three years after winning the NCAA National Championship, No. 33 is coming home," said Georgetown University President John DeGioia at yesterday's press conference.

Domino's on Prospect to Be Razed

The Historic Preservation Review Board approved the demolition of the Domino’s pizza take-out at 3255-3259 Prospect Street NW.

Two ...

The Latest Issue of The Georgetowner

In this Spring Gala Season issue, we say, "Happy 30th," to the National Museum of Women in the Arts. News and comment: the C&O Canal, Patrick Ewing, missing teens. Real estate news. Welcome, Laduree; bye bye, Godiva. Le Decor celebrates porcelain.

The Optimism of Spring Sweeps the D.C. Sports Environment

Spring is the season in which they tell us hope springs eternal.

It’s the wipeout season of forgiveness and ...

ANC Tonight: Canal, K Street, Gateways, LED Lights, Traffic Signals

The Georgetown-Burleith-Hillandale Advisory Neighborhood Commission will discuss public safety, K Street traffic, canal reconstruction, gateways and Georgetown Main Streets.

She's Back: Upbeat Hillary at Georgetown University

Former presidential candidate and secretary of state Hillary Clinton returned to speak at Georgetown University to cheers and chants.

Sharon Ambrose, Former Council Member, Has Died

Sharon Ambrose, representing Ward 6 which included Capitol Hill, was a strong advocate for the construction of Nationals Park.

Weekend Round Up March 30, 2017

This weekend is the last chance to see Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey in D.C. before the legendary circus folds its tents. Meanwhile, the Folger is celebrating Galileo, Strathmore will be alive with the sound of Mozart and Sunday is Children’s Day at Artomatic.

Starting Out to Make the C&O Canal Great Again

Major players from Georgetown community groups filled the room March 29 for a meeting about what is potentially our most worthy tourist destination.

First Lady Honors Women of Courage

Following the March 29 ceremony, the Secretary of State's International Women of Courage awardees will travel to cities throughout the United States.

April 6 Cultural Leadership Breakfast: Judy A. Greenberg

The founding director of the Kreeger Museum in Foxhall will be next month's speaker at the George Town Club.

Erratum: Papyrus to Reopen This Wednesday

The card and stationery store was remodeling its Georgetown location, not leaving the neighborhood.

Mayor's March Madness All About Economic Development

The Ronald Reagan Building hosted a "pre-solicitation event" March 24, showcasing District initiatives that need partners.

Weekend Round Up March 23, 2017

The NSO Pops will celebrate Ella Fitzgerald’s centennial this weekend, as the Environmental Film Festival winds down and Artomatic takes off. For intriguing, family-friendly dance, check out the Move Me Festival, EL Squad and “Stories from a Life.”

Coach John Thompson III Fired

After losing in the Big East tourney and failing to make the NCAA Tournament, basketball coach John Thompson III was told by Georgetown University not to return next season.

Latest Issue of The Georgetowner

The Georgetowner continues its celebration of Women's History Month, whether's it's a wedding style, business or spa getaway. News on the C&O Canal and Heating Plant condos. Spring is here, along with fashions and cherry blossoms, too.

Three Full Lives: Derek, Chuck and Jimmy

The poet, the inventor of rock and roll and the journalist left legacies that connect to one another and to us all.

Cherry Blossom Show Goes On

While some blossoms were damaged by the cold snap, expect a brilliance of pink and white soon enough along the Tidal Basin and other spots in town.

C&O Canal to Get High Line Treatment

Meet the designers for the C&O Canal or learn about progress at Locks 3 and 4 — two public meetings, March 22 and March 29.

House of Sweden Opens Exhibitions on Migration, Refugees

The embassy's timely theme for 2017 is "Safe & Sound," highlighting the Sweden-U.S. agreement on cooperation in science and technology for homeland security matters.

March Madness: We're All In — Or Not

College basketball is a different sort of game now, and so is the tournament.

Weekend Round Up March 16, 2017

Though the parade was last Sunday, St. Patrick’s Day — tomorrow by the calendar — will be celebrated at many D.C. hostelries, including Georgetown's own Rí Rá. Also this weekend: a Lincoln symposium at Ford’s, the 20th anniversary of the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage and, in full swing, the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital.

Four Seasons Condo Plans Welcomed

There were oohs and aahs last Thursday night when architect David Adjaye presented his renovation plans for the West Heating Plant.

New Dean at Georgetown College

Christopher Celenza will succeed Chester Gillis as dean of Georgetown University's oldest undergraduate school July 1.

Weekend Round Up March 9, 2017

Three art openings in a row: tonight in the former Georgetown Theater space, tomorrow in Bethesda and Saturday at Glen Echo Park. Sunday brings (along with Daylight Saving Time) Bach’s “St. Matthew Passion,” a Bosch tribute concert and a theater piece, “From the Mouths of Monsters.”

Mayor: Hotel Hive 'Gets' D.C.

Mayor Bowser got behind the bar at the March 6 launch of the District's first "micro-lifestyle" hotel in Foggy Bottom.

Michael Kahn Muses on Shakespeare and Power

The American theater legend was the featured guest at this morning's Cultural Leadership Breakfast at the George Town Club.

Pennsylvania Avenue Bridge Closures Begin Monday

Temporary off-peak lane closures will begin March 13 on Pennsylvania Avenue NW between 26th and 28th Streets NW. The bridge rehabilitation work will last 14 months.

GU Activists Push for ‘Sanctuary Campus’

Ever since President Donald Trump was elected and the deportation of illegal immigrants was expedited, some students at Georgetown University ...

Latest Issue of The Georgetowner

In this issue, The Georgetowner profiles the West End, its next door neighbor, with new residences, restaurants and a new office occupant, former President Barack Obama. There's news on Metro, sanctuary cities and Hyde-Addison parents going rogue and views on Women's Day and local transportation. Plus, business, real estate updates — along with dates, places to celebrate the Irish.

This Thursday: Shakespeare Theatre's Michael Kahn at the George Town Club

Last chance to RSVP for Georgetown Media Group's next Cultural Leadership Breakfast, March 9 at 8 a.m.

Hyde-Addison Parents to Start New School

The planned Mysa School (Swedish for 'to cosy up') would accommodate about 50 elementary-age students.

Weekend Round Up March 2, 2017

It’s the final weekend for the Atlas Intersections Festival and “As You Like It” at the Folger. Performances of the Washington Ballet’s “Giselle” continue through Sunday, when there is a klezmer brunch at the Jewish Community Center (reserve by noon tomorrow) and Compline at St. John's.

White Nationalist Moves In Over Chocolate Shop

Protesters "welcomed" Richard Spencer to Alexandria, where the chocolate shop downstairs is benefiting from anti-Spencer business.

Not the Usual Presidential Address to Congress

No one in the press gallery knew what to expect Feb. 28, and there were surprises from the start.

FBI Arrests D.C. Kidnapping Suspect in Seattle Suburb

The Jan. 26 kidnapping of a Georgetown University student, who was released unharmed the same day, remains quite an odd story.

Major Gift Underwrites Arena's 'Power Plays'

A matching donation of $2.5 million from Curtis T. Bell has launched the theater's 10-year project to develop new plays.

Council Member Jack Evans: "We Are Very Vulnerable"

"We are very vulnerable," said Council member Jack Evans of D.C.'s sanctuary city policy at the Feb. 27 ...

ANC Monday: Jack Evans, Pepco, Boathouses, Gondolas

Tonight's ANC 2E meeting is packed: Council member Jack Evans will speak; topics from boathouses to Pepco to airplane noise will be discussed.

A Night at the Oscars

Hollywood gets it wrong doing the right thing, and other highlights of this year's Academy Awards.

The Mighty Kahn

Having announced his abdication, so to speak — set for 2019 — the Shakespeare Theatre Company's Michael Kahn will speak at a Cultural Leadership Breakfast in Georgetown March 9.

Weekend Round Up February 23, 2017

The two-weekend Atlas Intersections Festival will spring to life tomorrow, presenting numerous performances at H Street’s Atlas Performing Arts Center. On Sunday night, you can watch the 89th Academy Awards with the DC Film Society in Arlington or with the International Club of DC at the French Embassy. Those with Oscar dreams may want to enroll in a screenwriters’ workshop at Glen Echo the day before.

No Longer Interim, Newsham Is Top D.C. Cop

Mayor Muriel Bowser announced today that 28-year veteran Peter J. Newsham is her pick for Metropolitan Police Chief.

The Latest Issue of The Georgetowner

The Mighty Kahn leads The Georgetowner's Spring Arts Preview — with visual and performing arts blooming in the city. There is news on boathouses and gondolas, comments on D.C. public schools and the homeless. Also, a look at Kalorama, Old Town Alexandria, literary bars — and travel advice.

Trump Comment Ensnares Swedish Embassy in Georgetown

"You look at what's happening last night in Sweden," said the president, referring to what was taken to be a non-existent incident.

On Presidents Day, the Trumpian Presence Loomed Large

You were hard put, yesterday, to find a lot of people talking about Lincoln and Washington.

Congress to Miss Deadline to Overturn D.C.’s Assisted-Suicide Law

Expect more protests by District leaders and residents as the Republican Congress chimes in on local matters.

Weekend Round Up February 16, 2017

Meet the Big Four from Mount Rushmore tonight at the National Archives. Your Presidents Day weekend continues with family fun at the National Portrait Gallery on Saturday. And 20 miles south of D.C., George Washington’s Mount Vernon has a full schedule of special programming, with free admission on Monday (would we lie to you?).

Park Service Says Yes to New Boathouses on Georgetown Waterfront

Years of discussion and planning will result in big changes on the shoreline and on the river by the National Park Service.

WNDC Hosts Candidates for DNC Chair

All 10 candidates for the chairmanship (or chairwomanship) of the Democratic National Committee turned out Feb. 15 for a debate of sorts at the Woman's National Democratic Club.

All About Politics: Republicans and the New D.C. Overlord

In this week's column: Cabinet confirmations, D.C.'s new overlord and the 2018 mayoral race.

Arlington County Leaves Georgetown-Rosslyn Gondola Hanging

The Arlington County Board omitted the high-flying, trans-Potomac project from its capital improvement plan.

Weekend Round Up February 9, 2017

Alvin Ailey’s annual Kennedy Center engagement leads into a dance-ful weekend. On other stages: Happenstance Theater, Step Afrika! and SOLE Defined. In the mood to move? Get the jump on Valentine’s Day with a roller-skate date in Leesburg.

Many Helens and Hayeses to Cheer For

The nominations are out for the annual Theatre Washington awards, to be presented May 15 at the Lincoln Theatre.

Concerns in the District About DeVos

Some fear the new secretary of education, sworn in 51 to 50 Feb. 7, will make D.C. even more "choice-heavy."

Latest Issue of The Georgetowner

It's time for The Georgetowner's Annual Real Estate Special: Sales figures, trends, upcoming projects and a look at architect David Adjaye and developer Richard Levy, set to rework the West Heating Plant. And all the rest: News, business, opinion, arts, auctions, travel and social.

Sex Acts Reported Near Rose Park

A spate of indecent acts has focused police attention on the area, thanks to vigilant neighbors.

'Walk the Beat' Brings Gasps, Enlightenment

A group of about 15 made the rounds on Saturday with Metropolitan Police Officer Atkins and U.S. Park Police Officer Laurel.

A Surrealistic Super Bowl

Whether this game qualified as the greatest ever or makes Brady the best-ever quarterback, our commentator will leave to others.

The Gorsuch Nomination: Were We Surprised? A Little

Though the whole thing, as one observer noted, felt like “The Apprentice,” it wasn't full of the usual sound and fury.

Weekend Round Up February 2, 2017

Celebrations of the Year of the Rooster continue at the Kennedy Center and the Freer and Sackler Galleries. This weekend also offers opportunities to hand-print valentines, take a dance master class, read your flash fiction aloud and eat Korean wings.

What's a Laker to Eat (in Georgetown)?

The players had just flown in. They had worked out. It was only 5 p.m. for them. And they were hungry...

ANC Tonight: New Officers, Bridge Repairs, Dixie Liquor

The first meeting of the advisory neighborhood commissioners elected in November for 2017-2019 is tonight — with a new ANC chair to be chosen.

British Paper Picks Up Georgetown Kidnapping Story

Last Thursday's weird alleged abduction of a Georgetown University student was in the Daily Mail today.

'Walk the Beat,' Feb. 1 and 4

The first scheduled event, at which residents accompany police officers on part of a shift, is Wednesday.

Weekend Round Up January 26, 2017

Underscoring the start of the Year of the Rooster, this weekend offers a lineup of big personalities: Mario Batali, John Cleese and James “Blood” Ulmer in the flesh, plus tributes to Ernest Hemingway, Mstislav Rostropovich and — in the play “Copenhagen” — physicists Werner Heisenberg and Niels Bohr.

Mary Tyler Moore, aka Laura Petrie and Mary Richards, Dies at 80

"The Dick Van Dyke Show" and "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" were capstones of sorts, memorable to a fault, which said a lot about what Moore brought to both.

Georgetown Confers Honorary Degree on Museum Director

In 2005, Lonnie Bunch was tapped to conceptualize, build and lead the construction of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Latest Issue of The Georgetowner

We trust this issue of The Georgetowner augurs well for America, reflecting its many sides, whether political, stylish, financial, social and more — along with news and opinion, local and national. Congratulations, President Trump, and great job, marchers.

The Speech and the March: What a Difference

If the campaign seemed finally over on Friday, on Saturday a new campaign seemed to have begun.

Out at Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson Sells O St. Home

The first African American partner at Paul, Weiss, Johnson is returning to the New York firm and to his New Jersey home.

Weekend Round Up January 19, 2017

For those not tied up in inaugural balls, this weekend’s unofficial events inspired by the presidential transition will include a “Thanks, Obama! Send-off Party,” an all-female bartender takeover and, at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, a guided tour on the theme of “nasty women.”

Democratic Women Organize to Resist

During the inauguration activities on Friday and Saturday, the Woman's National Democratic Club will be a hangout for women who come to participate in the Woman’s March.

Countdown to Inauguration Day

Lots of useful information for D.C. residents and others is available online here, here and elsewhere.

Safety Tips for Inauguration Week

Recently issued guidelines for journalists and protesters are also relevant to the general public.

Armed Robberies at Trail Entrance in Georgetown

The descriptions of the robbers and the weapons used in the Jan. 6 and Jan. 11 crimes were similar.

Inauguration Week Festivities

The first of more than two dozen parties, balls and galas takes place tonight...

'Exorcist' Author William Peter Blatty Dies at 89

Author and noted Georgetown University alumnus William Peter Blatty has died at the age of 89.

“The Exorcist” on the ...

Weekend Round Up January 12, 2017

Friday the 13th kicks off another holiday weekend, to be followed by the parties and protests of inauguration week. On Monday, D.C. will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a peace walk and parade to Anacostia Park and tributes to Dr. King at the National Cathedral and the Kennedy Center.

Diplomacy Museum, Stage One, Opens at State Department

On hand for the Jan. 10 ceremony were John Kerry, Hillary Clinton, Madeleine Albright and Colin Powell.

Obama's Speech and Trump's Press Conference

Americans might be forgiven if they felt themselves coming down with a case of whiplash.

Latest Issue of The Georgetowner

Are you ready? Here's comes "Trump Change": what Washingtonians are saying, inaugural happenings (parties and protests), real estate (Ivanka and Cabinet members), business, "The Gabriels" —and Golden Globes.

Nat Hentoff, 1925-2017

A documentary about the jazz writer and First Amendment advocate is titled “The Pleasures of Being Out of Step.”

Miami Provost Named New GW President

Thomas J. LeBlanc will succeed George Washington University President Steven Knapp on Aug. 1.

Weekend Round Up January 5, 2017

The Feast of the Epiphany is also known as Three Kings Day and — in Spain and Latin America — el Día de los Tres Reyes Mago. In D.C., GALA Hispanic Theatre will celebrate the holiday with a free fiesta on Sunday. Also this weekend: music from centuries past, trunk and wedding shows, two art openings at Strathmore and a closing (of the triennial Outwin exhibition) at the National Portrait Gallery.

Guns and Ammo Found Canalside

A seemingly abandoned violin case contained a surprise — and perhaps echoes of James Cagney — for a walker yesterday.

A Torrent of Hack-Related Tweets and Headlines

Tomorrow's briefing promises to be some sort of climax to a play that's turned from drama to farce.

Ivanka Forsakes Georgetown for Kalorama

Ivanka Trump and her family will move to a six-bedroom house on Tracy Place NW — blocks from the new Obama home.

A Murder Shocks D.C.'s Theater Community — and Many Others

After the body of Tricia McCauley, who disappeared Christmas Day, was found in her car, her alleged attacker was charged with first-degree murder.

Weekend Round Up December 29, 2016

Holiday Weekend Number Two is here. Below are a few ways to wave 2016 goodbye (or good riddance) and welcome 2017 — you’ll find more in a separate article in this newsletter. Happy New Year from The Georgetowner!

Todd Fisher: Debbie Reynolds Is 'Now With Carrie'

The Hollywood legend, born Mary Frances Reynolds in El Paso, died yesterday, the day after the death of her daughter, Carrie Fisher.

Prominent Trump Voter Claims Cyberbullying by Georgetown Professor

"Your vote helped normalize Nazis in D.C.," tweeted Christine Fair to her former GU colleague, Asra Nomani (and worse).

Missing Yoga Teacher Found Dead in Car on M Street; Suspect in Custody

Vigils are being held tonight for the victim, actress and yoga instructor Tricia Lynn McCauley.

George Michael and Carrie Fisher — The Stars Keep Falling. . .

Our most recent losses: Michael on Christmas, Fisher today.

Weekend Round Up December 22, 2016

The Washington Ballet’s ‘Nutcracker’ ends this Saturday, which is both Christmas Eve and the first night of Chanukah. Christmas Day falls on a Sunday this year, a good day to take the family to the Washington Harbour for skating, to National Harbor for “Ice!” or to the Kennedy Center for the annual All-Star Jazz Jam. Happy Holidays!

Christmas Lights Aglow from Capitol to Georgetown Waterfront (photos)

Taking in — and taking photos of — the light displays is a holiday tradition in Washington.

2016's Dearly Departed: Many, But Not Only, Musicians

"The Greatest" and his photographer, politicians, journalists, writers and also the victims of terrorism.

Latest Issue of The Georgetowner

It's our last issue of 2016, and it's a doozy. Who got Trumped? Ins & Outs for the year past and ahead. D.C. named "Restaurant City." News, business, social scene and more. Merry Christmas. Get ready for New Year's Eve.

Bob Pincus Retiring From EagleBank

Pincus joined the boards of the bank and its holding company when Fidelity & Trust Bank merged with EagleBank in 2008.

1 (or Maybe 3) of a Kind: Exit Zsa Zsa

The last of those unforgettable Gabor sisters left us yesterday at age 99.

D.C.'s Electors — All Democrats — Cast Votes Today

Beginning 5 p.m. today at the John A. Wilson Building: an event that is not normally newsworthy.

Weekend Round Up December 15, 2016

This is the last weekend of revels — the Christmas Revels, that is, which have gone Nordic this year. Likewise on the holiday theme: a live radio play version of “It’s a Wonderful Life.” But you can also spend time at a garden party, at a bookish birthday, with Archie’s Betty or in Spain…

Artist Bill Christenberry, 1936-2016

The Alabama-born painter, sculptor and photographer, a longtime Corcoran faculty member whose work was internationally known, died Nov. 28.

Residents Tell Chief They Fear Rising Crime

At the Dec. 7 Citizens Association of Georgetown public safety meeting, concerns and tips were shared.

Georgetown Students Protest Nike Contract Renewal

Georgetown University students took over the office suites of university president John DeGioia Dec. 8, demanding that the university not ...

'Pizzagate': Can You Top This?

The gunman at Comet Ping Pong embodied the consequences of lies taken at face value for truth.

Weekend Round Up December 8, 2016

It’s always a good time to think about baseball, apparently — the Nationals are hosting Winterfest this weekend. Meanwhile, the holiday season continues with a Christmas sing-along at the National Cathedral, Santa at Rose Park, gingerbread house building at Tudor Place and lessons and carols at St. John’s.

Julie Kent Tells a Story — This Time With Words

The legendary ABT principal dancer, now artistic director of the Washington Ballet, spoke at this morning's Cultural Leadership Breakfast.

Latest Issue of The Georgetowner

Get in the Christmas spirit with this issue: favorites to enjoy, memories to share — from Volta Park, Glow and Washington Harbour to the Willard. There's news, business, real estate, arts, social and more.

Last Chance to RSVP for Julie Kent at the George Town Club, Dec. 8

Don't miss this opportunity to meet the Washington Ballet's new artistic director.

No Selfie Sticks at Thursday’s Tree Lighting, Please

Selfie sticks, backpacks, umbrellas, folding chairs, stun guns and drones. These are a few of the prohibited items at this ...

Weekend Round Up December 1, 2016

The holiday season revs up this weekend with Georgetown GLOW, gift-shopping opportunities at Jackson Art Center, the Art League and Middleburg Community Center, the Smithsonian’s holiday festival, Deck the Halls at Tudor Place and Bohemian, Celtic and Classic Christmases.

Frustrated Hyde-Addison Parents Confront Mayor, Deputy Mayor

"Time is running short," said Mayor Bowser at the Nov. 29 meeting about where students would move during the school's renovation.

Kennedy Center Names This Year's Honorees

The selection for this year's event, to take place Dec. 4, is as eclectic as ever.

ANC Tonight: C&O Canal Rehab, Pennsylvania Ave. Bridge Work, Salute to Betsy Cooley

At the ANC 2E meeting, discussion of the C&O Canal work at Lock 3 and 4 and commendation for the executive director of the Citizens Association of Georgetown.

Adiós — or al Infierno — Fidel

The Nov. 25 death of one of the world's longest-running dictators got the media to stray from their daily bread.

The Latest Issue of The Georgetowner

We have much to be thankful for — including our "Georgetown Holiday," a fashion special for those ready to shop. There's the latest in town, business, dining and social news —and a holiday arts preview, to boot, along with Christmas in Middleburg.

Bowser Taps Oakland’s Antwan Wilson as Next School Chancellor

Mayor Muriel Bowser named a new D.C. Public Schools chancellor Nov. 22. to succeed Kaya Henderson.

Bowser chose someone ...

Streetcars in Georgetown? It's Complicated

Experts from the District Department of Transportation presented various options Nov. 17 at Pinstripes.

Weekend Round Up November 17, 2016

The pre-Thanksgiving weekend may be the richest of the year for classical music. To leave room for a few other arts events — along with sales of art at Glen Echo and cashmere at Via Umbria — we mention performances by the NSO, WNO, the Emerson Quartet and viola and viol (at the Phillips) only in passing…

Maryland Squeaks Out Win Over Georgetown, 76-75

The Hoyas collapsed, squandering the team's lead in the last 54.4 seconds.

Funny but Scared Maureen Dowd at Q&A Café

The New York Times columnist and author was debriefed after the election by Carol Joynt.

Assessing the First 100 Days: Productive or 'Silly'?

Participants in the CQ/Roll Call Election Impact conference focused on what significant actions might be done by next April.

Leonard Cohen, Troubadour Beyond Category, Dies

The writer of "Suzanne" and "Hallelujah" kept on going long after it seemed a probable thing to do.

Election 2016: New Commissioners, New President

Rick Murphy and Lisa Palmer won the only contested spots for the local ANC. We all know who won the big prize: 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

Weekend Round Up November 10, 2016

On Veteran’s Day, tomorrow, TD Bank hosts a fundraiser in Georgetown for Warrior 360. Also this weekend: art, comedy, flamenco, a community sing-along, a bagpiper, four saxophonists and, at Lisner, a sultan and a saint.

Anti-Trump Protests at AU; Westboro Baptist to Show Up Tomorrow

Protests have broken out across America upon the election of Donald Trump, including at American University, where students chanted and burned American flags.

GALA's Rebecca Medrano Speaks at Breakfast (Desayuno)

Two of the theater's most anticipated events this season are the annual Fiesta de los Reyes Magos (Three Kings Day) on Jan. 8 and the U.S. premiere of a Spanish-language production of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s 2008 musical "In the Heights," April 20 through May 21.

The Latest Issue of The Georgetowner

It's our own election night special, without the returns, but lots of great stories: Wonder women are profiled, gondola and Hyde-Addison updates, crime report, business and real estate news, Gold Cup and Baltimore and social scene reports.

Exhausting, Exhilarating Election Day in D.C.

Election Day in Washington, D.C., Nov. 8, began before dawn for hundreds of election board employees, poll workers and ...

Tammy Grimes, Broadway's "Unsinkable Molly Brown" (1934-2016)

The hard-to-categorize performer, wife of actor Christopher Plummer, died Oct. 30 at 82.

Gondola Not Pie in the Sky, Say Experts

The proposed passenger link between Georgetown and Rosslyn moved forward last Thursday, when the results of a feasibility study were presented to the public.

A Virtual Deadlock on the Last Day

There is no question that this has been the most ill-tempered campaign in a long time — since 1968, at least.

Reno, First Female Attorney General, Has Died

Praised for her toughness and integrity, she was also interrogated, and sometimes attacked, by both parties.

GALA's Rebecca Medrano to Speak at George Town Club Nov. 10

Rebecca Read Medrano is executive director of GALA Hispanic Theatre, which she founded with her husband Hugo in 1976.

Weekend Round Up November 3, 2016

On this last pre-election weekend, D.C.-area residents can celebrate the Day of the Dead and the reopening of the National Gallery’s East Building. There are also walks to give thanks and end lung cancer, concerts from Bach to Zarzuela and the Visi Prep Christmas market.

Halloween Muggings Rattle Neighborhoods; Sexual Assault on P Street

Halloween will always be scary in more ways than one — and prowling groups of teens on the street have become a growing problem.

All About Politics: Newt, McAuliffe, D.C. Races

A look at some of the colorful characters on the current scene...

ANC 2E, Nov. 1: Public Works Director, Parking Regs, Hyde-Addison, Congestion

The Georgetown-Burleith-Hillandale ANC will meet tomorrow to address the continuing issues of parking, traffic, schools, zoning and your neighbor's rear addition.

Volta Park Day: Softball, Hot Dogs, Bluegrass Band and Halloween

The celebration, held yesterday, is an annual favorite with all ages, just like the park itself.

Weekend Round Up October 27, 2016

Those who aren't quite ready for Halloween can take in music, theater and biographies of Gen. Montgomery Meigs and John Singleton Copley around town this weekend. On Sunday, Volta Park Day kicks off with an east-meets-west softball game.

Halloween Happenings in Georgetown, Around Town

Halloween is upon us in the nation's capital. Ghost tours, parties, costume scenes and trick-or-treating abound. Here are a few not-so-scary selections.

Hayden and Vee, 2 Sixties Icons, Have Died

Both activist Tom Hayden and singer Bobby Vee embodied part of a complicated era.

Trump Family Launches Hotel in Landmark Post Office

The golden scissors, and more than 100 journalists, came out yesterday morning for the ribbon-cutting that officially opened D.C.'s Trump International Hotel, three blocks from the White House.

The Latest Issue of The Georgetowner

In this issue: Watergate Hotel rebirth, candidate endorsements, early voting, ANC report, business, real estate, social scene and more.

D.C. Early Voting Attracts Thousands

Any voter can vote at the Judiciary Square site all day every day until Nov. 8. Other centers, including the Georgetown Library, will open Oct. 28.

Here's What Will Happen, Trump-wise

"It ain't over till it's over" — and the possible scenarios are mind-boggling.

House of Sweden Celebrates 10th Anniversary

The modernistic, open-design building has energized the once rather sleepy end of Georgetown's historic district.

The Final Debate Seen From the WNDC and the Trump Hotel

The viewers at the Woman's National Democratic Cub and at the Trump International Hotel seemed to agree that this was the most important election in their lifetime.

Grand Old Man of National Press Club Dies at 98

Ten days after he cut the ribbons at the National Press Club October 5 to dedicate a grandly renovated new ...

Weekend Round Up October 20, 2016

Saturday will be seasonable with Tony and Joe’s Shuck It Oyster & Beer Festival, Taste of Tudor Place, Falloween in Clarendon and the Hirshhorn Museum's Fall Fest. The Kennedy Center presents Korean folk performers Friday and the Suzanne Farrell Ballet all weekend.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month Kickoff, Oct. 20

The event benefits Sibley Sullivan Breast Health Center, part of the Johns Hopkins Medicine network.

'Don't Wing the Swing' Signs Protest Hyde-Addison Plans

The deputy mayor seems set on moving kids to Meyer School, and Hyde-Addison parents aren't happy.

Tough to Take: Washington Nationals Fall Short for 2016

A season with so much promise and high expectations has once again been cut short here in Washington, D.C ...

Oct. 14 Launch for ‘Passport to Fall’

A new promotion from the recently formed business group Georgetown Row will make “uptown” Georgetown the place to be this weekend.

Weekend Round Up October 13, 2016

The city is alive with music this weekend, with performances by the California Guitar Trio, saxophonist Jane Ira Bloom, the Choral Arts Chamber Singers, the Capital City Symphony and the Cathedral Choral Society. What else is on? French cooking, German games, garden tours, Halloween screen printing and the Run For The Warriors...

Mayor, 2 Governors Meet About Metro

Stay tuned to find out if the ban on late-night Metro service will be lifted for tonight's playoff game.

All About Politics: Reading the Voter Demos

White college-educated women who live in the voter-rich suburbs might very well be the group that delivers the presidency to Clinton.

Symphony Head Speaks at George Town Club About 'Year of Transition'

It's Christoph Eschenbach's final season as music director; stepping up is Italian conductor Gianandrea Noseda.

John Thompson Jr. Athletic Center Dedicated, Blessed

Georgetown University dedicated its new athletic facility to beloved basketball coach John R. Thompson Jr. Oct. on the Hilltop. Built ...

The Latest Issue of The Georgetowner

Join us for our 62nd anniversary issue — but it's not about us. There are anniversaries for Mt. Zion, Tudor Place, AG Bell and the George Town Club. Check news, politics, business, real estate, getaways, arts and the social scene.

Last Chance: Meet the NSO's Executive Director for Breakfast Thursday

Don't wait to RSVP for this month's Cultural Leadership Breakfast at the George Town Club, featuring National Symphony Orchestra head Rita Shapiro.

Italian American Official: Replace Columbus Day

John Viola has a suggestion based on what the holiday named for the controversial navigator has become.

A Political Hurricane That, Like Matthew, Has Left Wreckage

You could be forgiven if, while watching Sunday's debate, the thought, "This is what we have come to," entered your head and stayed there.

Weekend Round Up October 6, 2016

Rolling in this Columbus Day weekend: Taste of DC on Pennsylvania Avenue, the WOW Summit at National Harbor, Craft2Wear at the Building Museum, Chant4Change at the Lincoln Memorial and contemporary Israeli cinema (including "Atomic Falafel") at the DCJCC.

Farewell to the C&O Canal Boat; Hello to the Canal's Restoration

On Oct. 5, mules Dolly and Eva towed "The Georgetown" to be broken apart near Fletcher's Boathouse. A new boat will be launched in 2018 after work on the canal is completed.

ANC Tuesday: Parking, Streetlights, Candidates' Introduction

The Georgetown-Burleith-Hillandale Advisory Neighborhood Commission will meet Oct. 4 at 6:30 p.m. at Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School.

Waterfront Repair Projects Put Family Business at Risk

According to Malmaison owner Zubair Popal, work by Pepco, DDOT and NPS over the next three months, the restaurant's busiest season, is a disaster for his business.

Weekend Round Up September 29, 2016

It's a weekend of but-once-a-year events: the Taste of Georgetown, the DC Design House preview, the Smithsonian's Autumn Conservation Festival, Rosh Hashanah and the Blessing of the Animals at St. John's.

Olympians Gather at Georgetown University for Team USA Awards Show

The day before their Sept. 29 White House visit, Olympic and Paralympic athletes dropped by Georgetown University's McDonough Arena for an awards show — to the delight of students.

All About Politics: Reviewing the Debate

Clinton needed a boost, and got one. But watch Trump lash back at the next debate.

Peres, Last of a Generation of Israeli Leaders, Dies

He shared the Nobel Peace Prize with Yitzhak Rabin and Yasser Arafat, when hopes for peace seemed high.

Former Senior Official to Mayor Urges ANC Candidate to Drop Out of Race

This 2016 election season rhetoric has heated up to a level of discomfort for many. It seems everyone is becoming ...

The Great 2016 Debate Is Over — But the Campaign Goes On

Overall, it was a messy affair, puzzling media and audiences alike. The Twitter poll showed a Trump win, but most folks thought Clinton came out ahead.

The Latest Issue of The Georgetowner

Photos by Philip Bermingham enhance our annual Gala Guide — touting the Georgetown Gala with great models, co-chairs of the event. There's an ANC special — with some surprises. Extra social scene is included. Along with news, business and the African American History Museum, this is a beautiful issue.

Indecision Persists on Hyde-Addison Swing Space

Students may — or may not — have to be bussed halfway across the city to the Meyer School.

Farewell to 3 Icons: Palmer, Fernandez, Zydeco

Two stars of sports and one of music departed this world in the past two days.

Claims of Racism Spark Rally at American University

A protest broke out Sept. 20 on American University’s campus after reports that an African American student had bananas thrown at her.

Weekend Round Up September 22, 2016

The weekend starts with jazz and ends with Bach. In between, there are three festivals — the National Book Festival, the Alexandria Symphony Family Fall Festival and a harvest festival at the Glover Park & Burleith Farmers Market — plus walking tours of assassinations and Gilded Age mansions.

After Attacks on Women, Broken Streetlights Seen as Safety Issue

With at least five sexual abuse or assault crimes reported on the west side of Georgetown, some cite broken streetlights as contributing to the problem.

Two Writers — Albee and Kinsella — Depart the Same Day

The author of “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” fame was 88 and the author of “Shoeless Joe” was 81.

Park Service to Begin Rehab of C&O Canal; Barge Departs Oct. 5

The beloved canal boat, "The Georgetown," will float away forever Oct. 5 to be broken up at Fletcher's Cove. Work on the C&O Canal will close off part of the towpath for 18 months.

Georgetown University Cracks the U.S. News Top 25

The oldest Catholic university in the country tied for number 20 in the national rankings.

Georgetowners Face Off With the FAA

At yesterday's meeting about new flight patterns, neighbors suffering from airplane noise weren't buying the agency's line.

Weekend Round Up September 15, 2016

Washington goes Germanic and Viennese this weekend, with at least Oktoberfests, Mozart at Harman Hall and Beethoven at Strathmore. If that's not your style, how about the Book Hill Art Walk, classical guitar and ice cream?

Slave Descendants Propose $1 Billion Foundation

Leaders of a group of nearly 600 descendants of the 272 slaves infamously sold by Georgetown University to a plantation ...

Modern Zoning Regs Replace 1958 Codes

Ice sales, penny arcades and telegraph offices may soon be joined by yoga studios, or perhaps cloning stations, in zoning ...

Community Groups Approve GU’s 20-Year Campus Plan

ampus Plan has been filed with the District of Columbia Zoning Commission with the full support of the Georgetown Community ...

Hospital Expansion Gets OGB’s O.K.

With a few final tweaks to the design of its proposed surgical pavilion, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital received concept approval ...

Most Ticketed Block in D.C.? It’s Right Here

C., is right here in Georgetown, according to an analysis by Park Van Ness. Thomas Jefferson Street NW amassed a ...

The Latest Issue of The Georgetowner

Our annual Fall Arts Preview includes an exclusive interview with Julie Kent of the Washington Ballet and highlights on the performing and visual arts. News, business, real estate, getaways — and a defense of the national anthem.

FAA Sets Workshops to Discuss Flight Path Changes

If you care about airplane noise in the neighborhood, come to the Wednesday, Sept. 14, meeting at the Georgetown Public Library on R Street. FAA officials will be there to take your questions.

Light the City Georgetown Set for Sunday, Sept. 11

This Sunday, Sept.11, the Light the City Georgetown event will kick off the evening with a concert starting at ...

Sun Sets on Hugh O'Brian, 1950s Wyatt Earp

The iconic TV and Hollywood actor died last week at the age of 91.

Weekend Round Up September 8, 2016

This weekend: the NextNOW Fest at the University of Maryland's Clarice Smith Center, jazz in Rosslyn, an open house at the Kreeger Museum and, on Sunday, polo, opera and "Weird Al."

Georgetown Has the Highest Ticketed Block in D.C.

One Georgetown street amassed a total of 345 tickets in the month of March alone.

15 Years into the Post-9/11 World

Our lives and our political discourse has changed. Following this article, a list of commemorative events.

Via Umbria Events Will Raise Earthquake Relief Funds

Lives and historic buildings were lost in the Aug. 24 quake, but there was also damage to a fragile social structure.

Business Old & New: 1789 and the Tombs Are Back; New Arrivals on Grace Street

With fans counting down the days, the Tombs opened for lunch Sept. 6 with 1789 ready for dinner after a $2-million renovation. On Grace Street, new arrivals are Grace Street Coffee, South Block Juice Co. and SundeVich.

Weekend Round Up September 1, 2016

A music festival at the Lincoln Theatre, a National Symphony rehearsal and concert on the West Lawn, Spanish animation at the National Gallery. On Labor Day itself: watch Irish dance, root for the Nats and get wet...

Georgetown University to Apologize for Slavery Past, Give Slave Descendants Admission Priority

Georgetown University President John DeGioia announced on Sept. 1 the actions that the university will take to engage its history with slavery and engage with descendants in new ways.

Protest Against Venezuelan Government Hits Georgetown

Demonstrators gathered in front of the Embassy of Venezuela on 30th Street in Georgetown Thursday afternoon, Sept. 1, to protest ...

The ANC Shakeup Continues

The Georgetown-Burleith-Hillandale Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2E, praised by Mayor Vincent Gray in 2012 as the best in the city, will ...

$100M Lawsuit Hits Peeping-Tom Rabbi and Institutions

A $100-million class-action lawsuit has been leveled against Rabbi Bernard “Barry” Freundel, the Georgetown rabbi arrested in 2014 for six ...

Duke Ellington School of the Arts Update

Duke Ellington School of the Arts students are going to school in two temporary locations this year while the school ...

Overheard at Lunch: D.C. Gossip Girl

News from Nantucket

There once was a man from Nantucket … well, we know how that goes. Now, it’s women ...

Gene Wilder, 1933–2016

The star and screenwriter of "Young Frankenstein" was known to say, "I'm not very funny."

The Latest Issue of The Georgetowner

This special issue includes Bohemian looks along with news, business, real estate, shopping, society and a tribute to Michel Richard.

Hoyas Back at School; Welcome Class of 2020

Georgetown University students are returning. If you lived on the west side of town, you'd know this already. Among the new additions to the campus this fall: a Hindu chaplain.

$100M Lawsuit Hits Peeping-Tom Rabbi and Institutions

A class-action suit has been leveled against Rabbi Freundel, National Capital Mikvah, Kesher Israel, the Rabbinical Council of America and Beth Din of America.

Newsham to Sub as Chief When Lanier Goes to NFL

Peter Newsham, a 27-year veteran of the Metropolitan Police Department, will take over temporarily, when Police Chief Cathy Lanier departs in mid-September.

ANC Monday Meeting: Campus Plan, Key Bridge Rehab, NPS Boathouse Zone

The Georgetown-Burleith ANC will meet Monday, Aug. 29, to discuss Georgetown University Hospital site work, Key Bridge rehab and impact of any new boathouses on the Potomac.

Weekend Round Up: August 25, 2016

Friday is the Goethe-Institut's Sommerfest, Saturday is the America's Front Yard Family Festival and Sunday is Jewish Community Day at Nationals Park. And if you want to see "The Lonesome West" at the Keegan, Saturday is your last chance...

College Students Begin Arriving Friday

Georgetown University students start arriving over the weekend as do George Washington University students. Classes begin next week.

Glorious Games, Despite Lochte

The 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro ended up an exercise in good cheer, in spite of baleful predictions and a few snafus.

Man Robbed in Arlington, Forced to Swim to D.C.

It sounds likes an Olympic swimming team joke, but the victim told U.S. Park Police he was told at gunpoint to jump into the Potomac and swim.

Weekend Round Up August 18, 2016

Choose from UB40 and the Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra on Friday, Chuck Brown and Ira Glass on Saturday and the Suicide Squad and the Pirates of Penzance on Sunday...

Four Gone: McLaughlin, Barry, Finkel, Hiller

We were touched by the deaths earlier this week of four individuals, two of whom were Washington residents.

Chief Lanier Going to NFL

The rise of Cathy Lanier, popular with all but the union, was a Great American Dream story.

Son Charged in Father's Death on 33rd Street

What is going on here, neighbors ask. A son allegedly stabbed his father to death in Georgetown — and another son-father crime occurred near Children's Hospital on the same day.

Weekend Round Up August 11, 2016

Travel the world this weekend with an All Things Italian Tour (Italy), the Uke & Guitar Summit (Hawaii), the Battle of Bladensburg Encampment (Great Britain, the enemy) and Folk Dances of India (India). Or head to Anacostia on Saturday to learn how to edit on Wikipedia...

The Georgetowner August 10, 2016

It's a packed summer issue: S&R's Halcyon Incubator, ANC shake-up, Brent Glass on the National Museum of Industrial History, Rose Park and Dave Dunning — more news, real estate sales and ... Obama's Georgetown birthday.

Takeaways from Clinton's D.C. Q&A

On Aug. 5, the candidate spoke to National Association of Black Journalists and National Association of Hispanic Journalists convention attendees.

Professor, Interrupted: Angelina Will Not Teach at Georgetown U. This Fall

When Us Weekly reported that the actress would be teaching at Georgetown University in the fall, the university had to step in and say it simply wasn't true.

Highs and Lows in Rio in Living Color

Patriotism, heartbreak, eloquence, banality ... this summer's Olympic Games have it all.

Attempted Rape Foiled By 'Concerned Citizen'

The attempted sexual assault on 35th Street could involve a serial rapist. Police have increased patrols in the neighborhood.

Weekend Round Up August 4, 2016

It's a big weekend for small fry with Tudor Explorers at Tudor Place, the Little Band That Could at Wolf Trap, Penguins' Playground at Glen Echo and Space Cadets at the Kennedy Center...

More ANC Changes Coming: Jeff Jones Retires; Challenger for Bill Starrels

The Georgetown-Burleith-Hillandale Advisory Neighborhood Commission will undergo major changes for 2017: another commissioner retires; another gets a challenger.

National Night Out in Georgetown, Aug. 2

Activities that support neighborhood anticrime efforts will take place in each of D.C. seven districts.

The Conventions in the Rearview Mirror

The RNC and the DNC expressed remarkably distinct worldviews, styles, cultures and stories.

Council Member Vincent Orange Named CEO of D.C. Chamber

As the new D.C. Chamber CEO, Vincent Orange gets a second job in two weeks — but a few think a conflict of interest could arise with his role on the D.C. Council.

Morgan's Pharmacy Robbed; 3 Suspects Sought

One of Georgetown's classic businesses, Morgan's Pharmacy, was robbed this afternoon.

Zelda Fichandler, 1924-2016

Arena Stage's artistic director Molly Smith called Fichandler, who died on July 29, "the mother of us all."

Weekend Round Up July 28, 2016

Improv group the Upright Citizens Brigade comes to Woolly Mammoth for their first multi-performance run outside New York City. Also this weekend: a Lincoln assassination walking tour, Josephine Baker's Civil Rights activism and the Kitchen Sink Fest...

The Latest Issue of The Georgetowner

In this political issue: The Georgetowner muses on America's choice for the next president with reports on the conventions, media and national mood. There's still news, business, real estate — and a look at men's fashion week in NYC.

America’s Choice?

Here in the United States, it is the Year of the Donkey and the Year of the Elephant.

Here in ...

Democratic Convention Diary (Day 1): Philly Welcome, D.C. Expectations

On-the-ground coverage from our DNC correspondent Mark Plotkin in Philadelphia — about the Democratic Party's quest for unity and position of the D.C. delegation.

GOP Convention Diary, Day 4 and the Final Entry: Law and Order Trump Is the New Nixon

On-the-ground coverage from our RNC correspondent Mark Plotkin in Cleveland — about the G.O.P.'s night to remember and Trump's "Trust me. Don't ask me how" speech.

Weekend Round Up July 21, 2016

This Saturday is Carriage Day at the National Sporting Library & Museum in Middleburg. There's also plenty of Fringe on the festival's final weekend and, for the kids, shows starring Mary Poppins and Vladimir Cashewninski...

Producer-Director Garry Marshall Dies, 81

The creator of "Happy Days" and director of "Pretty Woman" was an unabashed sentimentalist.

GOP Convention Diary, Day 3: Cruz Control — Then, Trump Tonight

On-the-ground coverage from our RNC correspondent Mark Plotkin in Cleveland — with comments from D.C. delegates and Omarosa.

GOP Convention Diary, Day 2: D.C. Delegation Totally Dissed

On the ground coverage from our RNC correspondent Mark Plotkin in Cleveland — with comments from Muriel Bowser, Bob Ehrlich and D.C. delegates.

GOP Convention Diary, Day 1: D.C. Delegates Could Have Forced Roll Call Vote on Motion

On the ground coverage from our RNC correspondent Mark Plotkin in Cleveland.

Leading Up to the RNC: An Astonishingly Violent and Tragic Week

Baton Rouge, St. Paul, Dallas, Nice and Baton Rouge again.

GOP Convention Diary, Sunday and Opening Day: Anti-Trump D.C. Delegates

On the ground coverage from our RNC correspondent Mark Plotkin in Cleveland.

Historically Improper Stucco Taken off Dumbarton Street House

Once home to John Foster Dulles, a Dumbarton Street house renovated without review or permits gets back its historic facade.

Weekend Round Up July 14, 2016

This weekend: American Ballet Theatre's "Romeo and Juliet" at Wolf Trap, Capital Fringe shows all over town and, at Rock Creek Park Tennis Center, the Citi Open gets thwacking...

Georgetown ANC to Lose Chairman, Veteran Commissioner

The Georgetown-Burleith Advisory Neighborhood Commission will be looking for a new chairman for 2017 as Ron Lewis plans to retire.

The Unreality of All Things Trump in Cleveland

It's safe to say that the RNC, which takes off on Monday, will not follow usual flight patterns.

The Latest Issue of The Georgetowner

In this issue, we are at the Trust for the National Mall, with archivist Jerry McCoy, at the Jackie Kennedy house and at both cities for the national conventions. Read Plotkin on the long-gone classy GOP senators in Georgetown and make a cocktail for the Olympics. News, social scene — and comments on our American scene.

Georgetown University Continues to Own Up to Its Slavery Past

After revelations about Georgetown University's slave-owner past — and how it took the lead in selling 272 slaves in 1838 ...

The Peabody Room’s Jerry McCoy — and Its Prize Possession

When you first meet special collections librarian and archivist Jerry McCoy, he appears as much a mystery as the materials ...

Comment Period for G.U.'s Campus Plan Extended

Check Georgetown University's plans for its main campus over the next 20 years — and make your opinions known by Friday.

An Open Wound, A Widening Chasm

What to tune in to, and what to tune out, in the chaotic wake of Dallas.

2 Dead, 1 Injured After Car Goes into Potomac River

A Saturday night drive along Rock Creek Parkway turned deadly as a car slid into the Potomac. One survivor swam to shore and told responders of the two left in the car.

'Deer Hunter' Director Michael Cimino Is Dead

The body of the revered, remote film maker was found by police at his Beverly Hills home.

Graham Hotel Sold for $37 Million

The Graham may have changed owners, but its staff and other features remain the same. The sale shows that D.C.'s hotel scene is hot.

Weekend Round Up July 7, 2016

"Chinamania" after hours at the Freer and Sackler Galleries, an elegant evening at the Embassy of Barbados and 1930s horror films at the National Gallery of Art...

July 7 Meeting Set for Georgetown-Rosslyn Gondola

Attend a public meeting, just across Key Bridge, about the fantastical Georgetown-Rosslyn aerial gondola, if it ever comes to be.

DCPS Chancellor Henderson to Step Down

Kaya Henderson, former top aide to her predecessor, Michelle Rhee, will leave at the end of September.

ANC Meets July 5: 2715 Penn. Ave. Zoning, Domino's Pizza Property, Grace Street Food Space

ANC 2E will meet next Tuesday to discuss EastBanc's Pennsylvania Avenue apartments and Bob Elliott's plans for Prospect Street residences.

Weekend Round Up June 30, 2016

Here comes the Fourth: fireworks by land and sea, plus the National Independence Day Parade and "A Capitol Fourth" (fireworks-free dress rehearsal on Sunday)...

Hamburger Eating Contest Set for July 1 at Tenleytown Z-Burger

Like Nathan's hot dog eating contest, the Z-Burger championship has its champion eaters. The contest begins Friday at noon at the Tenleytown Z-Burger — free burgers, too.

D.C. Public Schools Chancellor to Leave in September

In a joint announcement on June 29, two days before Kaya Henderson's 46th birthday, she and Mayor Muriel Bowser ...

Georgetown BID Outlines Plans for K and Water Street Connections

The Georgetown BID wants bikes, car and pedestrians to get along on the busy waterfront streets — and sees the potential of a streetcar, too.

The Shocks, and Aftershocks, of Brexit

The referendum in Great Britain on whether to stay in the European Union kind of snuck up on Americans.

Weekend Round Up June 23, 2016

The District of Comedy Festival shifts into high gear this weekend, when you can also manage your back pain, celebrate gay activism and experience silent disco in Georgetown.

Neighbors Tour N Street Home of Jackie Kennedy, Yolanda Fox

After her memorial service, neighbors were invited to view the historic home of Yolanda Fox, a former Miss America who died in February. The home is for sale at $9.75 million.

Happy 200th Birthday, Tudor Place

Tudor Place — at 1644 31st Street with its magnificent south lawn rolling down to Q Street — marks its time with ...

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Celebrate America: Tudor Place at 200, Statehood Commission, new hotels, Comedy Festival, Suzanne Farrell, Watergate, Oprah's gift. Happy birthday, U.S.A.!

Glover Park Gets D.C.'s 10th Kimpton Hotel

The boutique property's 25 "signature city view guest rooms" come with a telescope.

Weekend Round Up June 16, 2016

Fathers tour Riversdale House Museum for free on Sunday, wrapping up a weekend of country, jazz, blues, salsa and classical in and around the District.

Georgetown BID Honors Pâtisserie Poupon, Sets Up Parasol Share

Coming this summer: the Georgetown Parasol Share program. #BeatTheHeat

Georgetown Business Association Celebrates 40th in Top Style

The GBA's 40th anniversary party atop the Rosewood had an enthusiastic lineup of business friends old and new — and Mayor Muriel Bowser.

D.C. Primary: Bowser's Allies Fall, Gray to Return to Council

Council incumbents Alexander, May and Orange lost out.

Promising the Return of Luxury, the Watergate Hotel Opens June 14

Get ready, Washington: the Watergate Hotel is bringing sexy — along with luxury and 1960s stylings — back, honoring its scandalous history and modern architecture.

Baroque and Choral Music Specialist J. Reilly Lewis Has Died

The Juilliard grad led the Cathedral Choral Society and Washington Bach Consort, which he founded, until his death.

The Queen's 90th Birthday Celebrated in Georgetown

The British International School's party raised money for Levine Music.

The Best Job in D.C. New Post Man: Fred Ryan

When Fred Ryan was named publisher of the Washington Post Sept. 1, 2014, his role as the architect of the ...

After Malia's Graduation, Obamas Lunch at Cafe Milano

Malia Obama graduated from Sidwell Friends School this morning and decided to bring her family and friends to Cafe Milano ...

Oprah Pledges $1 Million to N Street Village Women's Shelter

The Village plans to nearly double in size by opening a short-term emergency-housing facility at a fourth location.

Weekend Round Up June 9, 2016

Events at the National Museum of American History, the National Gallery of Art, the Hirshhorn Museum and the National Archives. Meanwhile, in Virginia, "The Rape of Lucretia" at Wolf Trap Opera and an adaptation of Richard Thompson's "Cul de Sac" at Encore Stage.

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We're hyperlocal in this issue: A talk with the Washington Post's Fred Ryan, a tribute to Frida Burling, a chat with the Rosewood GM, the story of Volta Park Friends. Reports on D.C. jazz, antiques, auctions. More news, more social scene — and our D.C. Primary endorsements.

ANC Report: ‘Grave Doubts’ About DC Water Project

At its May 31 meeting, Ron Lewis, chairman of the Georgetown-Burleigh-Hillandale Advisory Neighborhood Commision 2E, called for a halt to ...

At Ellington School $100 Million Overun

Citing a failure of city agencies to properly consult with the D.C. Council, a D.C. auditor released a ...

More Officials Petition FAA

Local officials continue to pile on the petitions to the Federal Aviation Administration, begging the agency to promptly relieve the ...

Compromise on Tipped Worker Base Pay

Following a backlash from the restaurant industry over Mayor Muriel Bowser’s proposal to raise the minimum wage to $15 ...

DDOT Street, Traffic and Bridge Updates

In an effort to mitigate the impact of SafeTrack, Metrorail’s emergency year-long intensive maintenance and repair project, the District ...

Overheard at Lunch: D.C. Gossip Girl June 8th, 2016

For One Night Only: Eric Sommer Returns!

Eric Sommer, who drives around the good old U.S. of A. strumming ...

Jack Evans Report **Metro Midnight Closings Are Critical**

Metro kicked off its SafeTrack rebuilding program this week to finally tackle in a serious way the long-festering track problems ...

Does D.C. Count for Hillary Clinton?

It was way back in August of 1992, but I vividly remember a brief conversation I had with then presidential ...

D.C.'s Deshauna Barber Crowned as Miss USA

It's on to the Miss Universe competition for this District resident, an Army Reserve officer.

Bank of Georgetown Reopens as United Bank

The Bank of Georgetown is no more. The $269 million acquisition by United Bankshares, Inc., was completed over the weekend.

Briefing on Georgetown University's 20-Year Plan, June 6

Get yourself to St. John's tonight at 6:30 p.m. for a meeting with Georgetown University reps about its Campus Plan. Yes, it's a big deal.

Muhammad Ali, 1942-2016

Fight's over for the Champ, and he won.

Marilyn at 90, Stopped by Time

The classic sex symbol lives on.

Weekend Round Up June 2, 2016

The Washington Folk Festival brings traditional music to Glen Echo, the Ireland 100 festival wraps up and the District starts getting its jazz groove on.

Celebrate 75 Years of Dumbarton Oaks Park, June 4

This Saturday, join volunteers of the Dumbarton Oaks Park Conservancy and National Park Service rangers in saluting a Georgetown treasure, now 75 years old.

ANC2E Tonight: DC Water, Campus Plan, Peet's, EastBanc, G.U. Hospital

Tonight's ANC meeting takes on DC Water's responses to questions about overflow into the Potomac, plans for EastBanc condos, Smith Point and Peet's Coffee.

Shots Fired at Georgetown Waterfront, Suspect Arrested

Some panic, but there were no injuries after a man allegedly tries to resolve a dispute with a gun near the Swedish Embassy.

Summer Begins, With a Parade and Rolling Thunder

Memorial Day is different in Washington, D.C., and a disappointment only for the Republican presidential candidate.

Georgetown Theater Building to Celebrate Grand Opening June 2

After years of planning and work, a classic Georgetown building is reborn — and set to bring a renaissance to a mediocre stretch of Wisconsin Avenue.

Memorial Day 2016: Remember Our Fallen

We wish everybody a Happy Memorial Day — and ask that you take time to remember all those who have defended ...

Year of SafeTrack, and Cutbacks, for Metro

Late weekend hours, and more, will be sacrificed as the rail system deals with deferred maintenance.

Weekend Round Up May 26, 2016

On this Memorial Day Weekend, honor our fallen, welcome summer and take in some culture.

Obamas Moving to Kalorama

The first family will stay in Washington, D.C., at least until Sasha finishes at Sidwell Friends.

Georgetown's Frida Burling Dies at 100

One of Georgetown's oldest and noted citizens, Frida Burling, died May 26 at her Washington, D.C., home, surrounded by her family.

Born Deaf, 11-Year-Old Arrives in D.C. for the National Spelling Bee

During his D.C. stay, Neil Maes — who uses cochlear implants to hear — visited, appropriately, the Georgetown nonprofit of Alexander Graham Bell, teacher of the deaf.

Tenants' Advocates Forum: Local Politics in Action

Affordable housing, rent control and the proposed sale of the Washington Home to Sidwell Friends.

Streetcars May Return to Georgetown in a Decade, Give or Take

The push for dedicated lanes, boosting speed, ridership and safety, resulted in an option with hardly any traffic mixing.

Weekend Round Up May 19, 2016

This Weekend: Meet the Ambassador, Set Up Your Loom, Strut Your Mutt, Read Your Poetry

'Ireland 100' Begins at the Kennedy Center

Vice President Joe Biden and Taoiseach Enda Kenny were on hand for opening night, May 17, of the Kennedy Center festival.

Zoning: Renting Out the Extra Room to Get Easier

A new zoning code set to take effect Sept. 6 will allow property owners in low-density D.C. neighborhoods to ...

Attorney General Appeals to FAA to Alter Noisy D.C. Flight Paths

District residents in Foggy Bottom and neighborhoods near Georgetown University, Canal Road and MacArthur Boulevard have been seriously and adversely ...

DC Water’s Brown-to-Green Initiative

DC Water has another green initiative up its sleeve. The department has created a thermal hydrolysis process to recover biosolids ...

DOEE to Create Green Infrastructure Credits

Under a D.C. Department of Energy and Environment program intended to incentivize the voluntary installation of runoff-reducing green infrastructure ...

ANC Report: Departures, Oppositions

The Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2E met May 2 at Georgetown Visitation Prep and welcomed new executive director Ron Sacco. At ...

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The Boss Goes Newsy

With all the White House Correspondents’ Dinner hype, you may have missed this one: Bruce Springsteen ...

In D.C., Every Day Is Memorial Day

Amidst the political turmoil of our time, we are coming up once again to Memorial Day, that mid-year break that ...

Business Ins & Outs: May 18, 2016

In: Resource Furniture

Resource Furniture, the modern home furnishings showroom specializing in European-designed, space-saving furniture, opened its 2,097-square-foot Georgetown ...

AG Bell Celebrates 125 Years, Alexander Graham Bell and Innovation

The yellow Beaux-Arts building at 35th Street and Volta Place, built in 1893, has been opening up more to its ...

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May Is Commencement Speaker Month

Explorer Alexandra Cousteau and Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, among others, will be commencement speakers at Georgetown University.

D.C. Parking Meter Rates Set to Skyrocket

Residential-area rates will more than triple June 1.

Weekend Round Up May 12, 2016

On this Friday the 13th weekend: comedians, galas for Glen Echo and the DC Preservation League, the Spring Fest at Cathedral Commons and balalaikas in Alexandria.

DMV Warns of D.C. Parking Ticket Scam

Residents of the D.C. area are cautioned to be aware of a phishing ploy to collect money from past-due tickets.

At Its 88th, Georgetown Garden Tour Impresses

Georgetown gardens were opened on Saturday for the 88th year — with the weather cooperating and a steady stream of delighted visitors.

Punk Rocker John Stabb Dies Day Before Cancer Benefit

Active for years on the D.C. punk scene, the lead singer for Government Issue died Saturday of stomach cancer at the age of 54.

Lots of Single Tracking in Metro's 'SafeTrack' Plan

President Obama, among others, commented on Wiedefeld's "tough medicine" for Washington's dysfunctional subway system.

G.U. Move-Out Program Picks Up for Residents, Too

Neighbors: Pink tags for charity donations and orange tags for bulk trash.

Weekend Round Up May 5, 2016

Make Mom a book, groove to Asheru, sip a mint julep, build a rocket ship kaleidoscope...

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Olivia Wilde, Georgetown’s Wild Thing

Actress Olivia Wilde was in town April 12 for the World Food Program USA ...

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In this Georgetowner: news, business, opinion, real estate, home decor, travel, the busy social scene — and a new column: Overheard at Lunch.

Last Chance: Thursday Breakfast With Amy Austin

Just three weeks before the Helen Hayes Awards, GMG's Cultural Leadership Breakfast Series will feature Amy Austin.

ANC Tonight: Silverman, Voting Machines, Commendations

Council member Elissa Silverman joins the ANC meeting which features — amid approvals on projects — safety reports and community commendations.

Rev. Daniel Berrigan, S.J. (1921-2016)

The priest and anti-war protester died Saturday at age 94.

Weekend Round Up April 28, 2016

C'est vrai! The French Market comes to Georgetown's Book Hill this Friday to Sunday, a weekend with an exceptional number of musical performances in all genres...

House Speaker Asks Millennials to Help 'Build a Confident America'

Paul Ryan rolled up his sleeves yesterday at Georgetown University.

Campaign 2016: Carly to the Rescue? We Presume Not

Talk about the audacity of hope.

Georgetown-Rosslyn Gondola Study Architect Selected

From Georgetown, D.C., to Arlington, Virginia, above the Potomac River on a wire?

Farmers Market to Open June 5 at Former Neams-Marvelous Market Property

Georgetown is set to welcome a summer farmers market at a corner that could use some life. The small parking ...

Georgetown Lacrosse Player Dies

Edward Blatz, Jr., was a junior in the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business.

Primaries, Primaries

Five states are in play, with the local spotlight on Maryland.

Police Confirm Death at 33rd & O Streets NW

UPDATED at noon, April 26.

The Sunday morning discovery of a death at 1401 33rd St. NW stunned the quiet ...

Planned Parenthood’s Cecile Richards Speaks at Georgetown University, with Protestors Nearby

On April 20, Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards came to Georgetown University to deliver a historic speech to a packed ...

Weekend Round Up April 21, 2016

This weekend: the Smithsonian Craft Show, Georgetown's French Market, the finale of Filmfest and the Bard's birthday.

$65-Million Sale: Rosewood Takes Over Capella

The 49-room luxury property has new owners, new management and a new name.

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The April 20 Georgetowner highlights the House Tour (10 homes on Saturday) and its co-chairs, Jill and Scott Altman (a former NASA astronaut). Yes, real estate, restaurants — along with news, opinion, business, arts and society and more.

Working for Le Weekend on Book Hill

Georgetowner's 13th annual French Market is this Friday to Sunday.

Washington, D.C., Celebrates Earth Day

On April 22, Earth Day will be celebrated for the 46th time. The annual global phenomenon, started in 1970, is ...

Treasury: Harriet Tubman New Face of $20 Bill

U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew announced today that the image of Harriet Tubman will replace that of Andrew Jackson ...

Georgetown Professor Speaks About University's History With Slavery

Adam Rothman's talk was made even more moving by comments from the audience.

Visitation Prep Students Mugged Friday Afternoon

Two of the three teenage assailants were wearing Guy Fawkes masks.

Weekend Round Up April 14, 2016

Period rooms and shadow boxes, a parade and a bike tour, films and film scores...

Looking Forward to, and Preparing for, Emancipation Day

The holiday is Saturday, but Friday drivers have a few things to keep in mind.

Body Found Floating in C&O Canal Identified

A body found floating in the C&O Canal near 31st Street NW Tuesday morning, April 12, has been identified ...

Georgetown Liquor Licenses: Apply Today

As of today, April 11, D.C.’s Alcoholic Beverage Control Board has opened the liquor license application process for ...

Police Seek Burger-Making Burglar (the Sixth Guy?)

Wanted: An intruder who knows his way around a grill.

Georgetown House Tour to Showcase 10 Homes

The 2016 tour, the 85th annual, will take place Saturday, April 23 (correction to last Thursday's newsletter).

Weekend Round Up April 7, 2016

Paint ball and newspaper forts, music of the Sadies and Shakespeare, Middle Eastern culture endangered and celebrated.

Plans for RFK Stadium Overhaul Released

Possible plans for the future of the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium complex were released April 4 at a press ...

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Jump into this issue of The Georgetowner with tales of real estate agents going beyond the call. Local news, business ins & outs, political commentaries, food and health advice — and social scene reports.

Last Chance: Breakfast at Capella With Septime

The Washington Ballet's Septime Webre will reflect on his 17-year tenure at GMG's next Cultural Leadership Breakfast.

ANC Tonight: C&O Canal, Sewer Repairs, Fillmore Arts

This evening's ANC meeting looks at C&O Canal locks repairs, DC Water sewer repairs and an update on Fillmore Arts School Program.

Closed: Capriotti's of Georgetown

Joe Biden's favorite sandwich shop has closed its Georgetown location.

Wisconsin Tuesday Cometh

Another Tuesday, another campaign do-or-die. Or maybe not.

Patty Duke: Nothing Typical

The Oscar-winning actress died early Tuesday morning at the age of 69.

Sidewalk Widening Begins, Free Bus Rides

Part of M Street will widen for pedestrians on Saturdays and Sundays, thanks to the Georgetown BID — along with discounted parking and free bus rides.

Weekend Round Up March 31, 2016

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National Harbor Hosts World Peeps Eating Championship on Peeps Day

The World Peeps Eating Championship is the headliner event for National Harbor’s Peeps Day on April 2, celebrating the ...

It's Official: The Georgetown Liquor License Moratorium Is Over

The liquor license moratorium and cap in Georgetown — in place since 1989 — will expire on April 9, the Alcoholic Beverage ...

Nuclear Summit to Cause Traffic Headaches

The Nuclear Security Summit taking place in Washington, D.C. on March 31 and April 1 will lead to some ...

Biden Defends Obama's Supreme Court Pick, Says 'There Is No Biden Rule'

In a speech at Georgetown Law Center, Vice President Joe Biden says that the only "Biden rule" is to give "every nominee a vote."

The Cellar Door in the Campaign 2016 Basement

We're living in the age of Donald Trump — and the degradation of our election process.

All Clear After Capitol Shooting

Shots were fired, a police officer was wounded, a suspect has been detained.

Bowser's State of the District: 'Laser-Focused'

Mayor Bowser delivered her second State of the District Address on March 22 at Arena Stage.

Weekend Round Up March 24, 2016

Plenty of Easter and cherry blossom events, but also an Anacostia tour, Bach and more.

Planned Parenthood Head’s Visit to Georgetown U. Opposed

Georgetown University’s Lecture Fund, a student-run organization, has invited Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood, to deliver a speech ...

Construction at Hyde-Addison School Delayed Again

At a March 11 meeting, officials from D.C. Public Schools and D.C. Department of General Services announced that ...

Free Artist Studios at Fillmore School

The S&R Foundation, the nonprofit that bought the Fillmore School last year, will offer free studio space to 10 ...

EastBanc Tries Again With Valero Lot

EastBanc Inc. has submitted a new proposal for the property at 2715 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, currently a Valero gas station ...

New G.U. Hospital Building Closer to Approval

As part of its recommendation to approve the plans for a new MedStar Georgetown University Hospital building, the D.C ...

Robbery at Gunpoint

Police are on the lookout for a black male, 5-foot-6, 140 pounds, in his mid-50s, who robbed a person at ...

Memorial Race Honors Fire Victim

About 200 people ran a 5K race on Saturday in honor of Nina Brekelmans, a recent Georgetown University postgraduate who ...

Beasley Founder Moves to TTR Sotheby’s

Jim Bell, founder of residential real estate firm Beasley Real Estate LLC, will become an executive vice president at TTR ...

D.C. Tightens Security After Belgian Bomb Blasts

Following terrorist attacks in Brussels Tuesday morning — in which at least 34 people were reported killed and more than 100 ...

‘Raise/Raze’ Is Dupont Underground Winner

New York-based design studio Hou de Sousa (as in Jia Min Nancy Hou and Josh de Sousa) submitted the winning ...

Biotech Power Couple to Split

Local power couple Sachiko Kuno and Ryuji Ueno, cofounders of Bethesda-based Sucampo Pharmaceuticals and the S&R Foundation — which owns ...

Trump Marches On

Of late on the campaign trail, there’s a kind of fatigue, coupled with dread, juiced up by violence around the edges.

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Check out the March 23 issue of The Georgetowner and start living La Dolce Vita: dressing, shopping and dining with a splash of Italian style.

Reminder: National Cherry Blossom Festival Is in No-Drone Zone

Leave your drone at home, festival-goers.

BID Hosts Community Engagement Meeting Tuesday

Tomorrow's Community Engagement Meeting will focus on the Georgetown 2028 Plan.

Weekend Round Up March 17, 2016

Bourbon, Okinawa cherry blossoms, Lincoln and more...

GBA Gets Ready for Its 40th Birthday Party With Reception at Good Stuff Eatery

The hamburger sliders were overflowing along with the drinks and conversation at the monthly reception for the Georgetown Business Association at Good Stuff Eatery.

Bohemian Caverns Caves In to Hard Times

The legendary U Street jazz club will close at the end of March.

Paper Moon to Be Eclipsed by Flavio Restaurant

After 31 years on 31st Street, old standby Paper Moon will be renovated to reopen in April rebranded as Flavio Restaurant.

Weekend Round Up March 10, 2016

Get ready for "Tudor Nights, March Madness," botox night at Georgetown Aesthetic, KIPProm 2016, Finland sports tales and the music of Ralph Vaughan Williams.

Hip Hop Comes to Ken Cen

Ears pricked up at the press preview for the Kennedy Center's 2015-2016 season this morning when the stodgy-but-stirring performing ...

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Our latest issue muses on the fascination with items of national and first family significance. Let us introduce Downtowner DC, a section now included in the newspaper. See the appreciations on Nancy Reagan and James Kinsey and a peek at Natalie Portman as Jackie Kennedy in the film, "Jackie".

Openings: Bar à Vin for Chez Billy Sud, Hinckley Pottery, Rite Aid

The opening keep coming now and into the spring: a wine bar next to Chez Billy Sud, a pottery studio on Blues Alley and a 24-hour Rite Aid up the avenue.

Weekend Round Up March 3, 2016

First weekend of March: Antiquarian Book Fair, Shamrock Soiree, Chris Smither at Wolf Trap, Easter card workshop at Paper Source, Compline by Candlelight at St. John's Georgetown.

AOL Co-founder Jim Kimsey Dies of Cancer at 76

James V. Kimsey, well known for his business ventures and philanthropy in and around the nation's capital, died March ...

ANC Tonight: DC Water Presentation; Georgetown Retirement Home Plans

The Georgetown Advisory Neighborhood Commission will feature a presentation by DC Water on its ongoing plans around town for underground work and street disruptions.

Opening/Re-opening: Chez Billy Sud's Wine Bar, Glover Park Hardware, Bangkok Joe’s, T.J. Maxx

Georgetown's restaurant and retail scene continues to attract new places as well as returning old favorites.

D.C. Service Commission Rejects Pepco-Exelon Deal — Sort of

The D.C. Public Service Commission, which regulates electric, natural gas, and telecommunications companies in the District of Columbia, rejected ...

Weekend Round Up February 25, 2016

It's happening: Winter Ice Soiree, Carol Reed at Calloway Arts, Itamar Zorman at Wolf Trap, engineering family day at Building Museum, Heart Ball, Washington Chorus.

U.N. Rep, Journalist Honored for Exposing Violence Against Women

Georgetown University’s Institute for Women, Peace and Security presented the Hillary Rodham Clinton Awards for Advancing Women in Peace and Security during a Feb. 22 ceremony.

Georgetown's Black History Lives Anew at Gaston Hall

A Georgetown University discussion saluted the 25th anniversary of the ground-breaking "Black Georgetown Remembered" and the town's black past and present.

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Check out the Spring Arts Preview and Fashion Homage, "Dressed for the Occasion," in The Georgetowner — along with news, business, restaurants, fitness and social scene.

Fillmore Arts Center to Lose $600,000 in Funding

WIth an operating budget of $1.6 million, Fillmore Arts Center could lose more than one-third of its budget without money from public school funds.

José Andrés Offers Halcyon Fellows His Advice — and Spirit

Chef and activist José Andrés exhorts Halcyon Incubator fellows to pursue their dreams — and, yes, mentions Donald Trump a few times.

Weekend Round Up February 18, 2016

Up this weekend: Fringe music, WWI African-American soldiers, Arlington arts, D.C. Shorts, political cartoons at the Ritz, Winter Compline at St. John's, Chorals Arts for MLK.

Old Georgetown Board Says No to Heating Plant Demolition

The developers of the West Heating Plant site ran into a brick wall with some harsh decisions by the Old Georgetown Board last week.

Weekend Round Up February 11, 2016

Yikes! It's Valentine's weekend: Anti-Valentines at I Ricchi; silent disco at Ritz-Carlton; Navy Band Sea Chanters at St. John's Church (O Street); Presidents' Day Open House at Tudor Place.

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Check out The Georgetowner's Annual Real Estate Special: sales figures for 2015, a look at the business of restaurants and an update on D.C. Water.

DC Water’s Green Works: A Years-Long, Massive Project

As part of its Green Infrastructure Challenge initiative, DC Water is launching a program this summer to divert stormwater by ...

MPD’s Patrick Burke Nominated by Obama to Serve as U.S. Marshal for D.C.

Well known in Georgetown and throughout the city, MPD's Asst. Chief Pat Burke has been nominated to be U.S. Marshal for Washington, D.C.

Jack Evans Elected Metro Board Chairman

Ward 2 Council member Jack Evans was unanimously elected chairman of the board of directors of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Jan. 28.

Vincent Gray Announces Run for D.C. Council

Former D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray, who lost the Democratic primary in 2014, announced today that he is running for his old District Council seat.

Weekend Round Up February 4, 2016

It's fast February: Richard Thompson at Wolf Trap; Candice Bostwick and then Mardi Gras at Georgetown Ritz; Valentine workshop at Tudor Place; spy magic at the Spy Museum—and "An Affair of the Heart" at Marriott Wardman.

ANC Tonight: Heating Plant Demo, MedStar Plan, Duke Ellington Update

February starts fast for ANC 2E: demolition for West Heating Plant, concept for hospital expansion, comments on "Black Georgetown Remembered."

Gondola Feasibility Study Approved by Arlington County

The dream of a gondola floating above the Potomac River between Georgetown and Arlington drew a bit closer to reality, after the Arlington County Board voted to pitch in $35,000 for a feasibility study.

One Dead, Another Injured After Stabbing at Barcode

One man was fatally stabbed and another was injured at Barcode nightclub late at night on Sunday, Jan. 31.

Open This Week: The Sovereign and Beard Papa’s

Two very different businesses have opened in Georgetown on Wisconsin Avenue: The Sovereign Belgian beer bar and bistro and Beard Papa's, a Japanese cream puff bakery.

Georgetown Retirement Home to Become Luxury Apartments

The Georgetown, a 92-unit, assisted-living facility at 2512 Q St. NW, will be renovated for use as luxury apartments.

Georgetown-to-Rosslyn Gondola Study May Get Partial Funding From Arlington

The Arlington County Board will vote tonight on whether to approve partial funding for a study on the feasibility of a gondola between Rosslyn and Georgetown.

Family Stories on Washington Media at the George Town Club

There was ample, free media advice at Carol Joynt's Q&A Cafe from Catherine Merrill Williams and Katharine Weymouth.

Mayor Voids Friday Snow Parking Tickets; D.C. Issued More Than $1 Million in Fines

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has announced that all citations issued for parking on snow emergency routes on Friday, Jan. 22 will be voided.

John Kerry, Jason Rezaian Headline Opening of New Washington Post HQ

Secretary of State John Kerry and Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian led the grand opening of the Washington Post's offices on K Street.

Weekend Round Up January 28, 2016

With D.C.'s Snowzilla melting away, now is the time to hit the town and spend the weekend soaking up the milder weather. Between spy training, wine-and-dines, and onesie pajama parties, it is sure to be another fast-paced weekend.

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Our latest issue discusses the D.C. debut of a play set in Georgetown, chides Walmart, dresses you for Fashion Week, checks out Rose's Luxury—along with news, business, finance and the arts. Bon voyage, blizzard.

Georgetown Plowed and Digging Out After Snowzilla

Georgetown always bounces back faster than most places around the city and region. Reliable spots, such as Martin's Tavern or Scheele's Market, always remain open for residents.

Ready for the Blizzard? D.C. Mayor Apologizes for Wednesday Response

"We are very sorry for an inadequate response," Mayor Muriel Bowser Bowser said at Jan. 21 news conference about an ...

Weekend Round Up January 21, 2016

Are you really going to go out? Secret Life of Toys, Well Building tour, Rosebud Film Festival, Dancing After Dark and Marcia Ball at Wolf Trap.

Weekend Round Up January 14, 2016

The year is gearing up: Equus at the Source, Bollywood at Wolf Trap, Beck's Goldberg Variation, war game at the Spy Museum, an art talk at Artist's Proof.

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Thinking Ahead: the Confident Mayor Muriel Bowser

“When you’re the mayor, you know, that’s where the buck stops. There are a lot of big decisions ...

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Welcome to the first issue of 2016: An interview with Mayor Muriel Bowser; an exclusive interview by Mark Plotkin with former D.C. mayor Vincent Gray; a portrait of D.C homicides in 2015; resolutions—and colors—for the new year.

GWU to Rescind Bill Cosby’s Honorary Degree

Actor and comedian Bill Cosby had his degree from George Washington University stripped away after a charge of aggravated indecent assault amid other accusations of sexual abuse.

David Bowie: Rock's Transcendent Shapeshifter

"I catch a paper boy." The world has lost David Bowie, and all of his edgy, generous, outward bound gifts went with him but also stayed behind. 

Man Barricaded in Office Shuts Down Streets at Georgetown Waterfront

After a seven-hour standoff Jan. 4, a man in "crisis" peacefully surrendered to the Metropolitan Police Department, which did not release his name to the public and said little else to the public.

Losing Its Irish Charm? ABC Suspends Ri Ra Pub

Ri Ra Irish Pub at 3123 M St. NW has been shut down by the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board Jan. 4 through Jan. 12 for "Sale to Minor Violation."

Weekend Round Up January 7, 2016

Second weekend of 2016: D.C. Shorts Laughs, Ella-Rue sale, Leanne Marshall trunk show, library talk on slavery, NSO acoustics at the Building Museum, free barre class at Lululemon.

ANC Tonight: Liquor License Moratorium, New Restaurant, Sweetgreen, Zoning

Georgetown's Advisory Neighborhood Commission will likely sign off tonight on its agreement with other groups to end the neighborhood's longtime liquor license restrictions.

Georgetown Theater Sign Shines Briefly for New Year's

After its many dark years, the old Georgetown Theater property is set to become a mixed-use building that will elevate the neighboring businesses.

Iconic Georgetown Sign to Be Lighted New Year's Eve

Just in time to bring in 2016, the iconic sign for the former Georgetown Theater at Wisconsin Avenue and O ...

Georgetown Business Association: Let the Liquor License Moratorium Expire—No Strings Attached

The Georgetown Business Association, representing businesses throughout all of Georgetown, issued its position letter Dec. 28 and called for a total end to Georgetown's liquor license ban.

Father Rick Curry, Co-founder of Dog Tag Bakery, Dies at 72

Co-founder of Dog Tag Bakery, Rev. Richard Curry, S.J., of Georgetown University passed away Saturday evening, Dec. 19, at St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia.

Mayor Bowser Unveils Vision Zero Plan with Goal to End Traffic Deaths

On Wednesday, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser unveiled a two-year action plan for the city's Vision Zero program, an initiative started in Sweden that is aimed at eliminating traffic deaths by 2024.

Weekend Round Up December 17, 2015

A lot for the last two weeks of 2015: :Improv Actually," "Star Wars" dance party, "Christmas with the Consort," a Choral Arts Christmas.

A Few Who Have Left the Stage, and Our Lives: 2015

Each year, we count up our losses — the passing of those who in the course or the whole of their ...

Liquor License Moratorium Said to End by Spring

The Georgetown-Burleith Advisory Neighborhood Commission is set to vote on the fate of the Georgetown liquor license moratorium, in effect ...

High-End Shopping Outside Georgetown

Georgetown used to be the only game in town when it came to retail in D.C., touting easy walkability ...

Georgetown ANC Scolds DC Water for Sloppy Street Work; P Street Gets Paved

At the Nov. 30 meeting of the Georgetown-Burleith Advisory Neighborhood Commission, representatives of DC Water, also known as the D ...

Holy Trinity Church Installs Its 52nd Pastor

Cardinal Donald Wuehl, Archbishop of Washington, was the main celebrant of the Dec. 6 Mass, which formally installed the 52nd ...

Check Out The Latest Issue of The Georgetowner

Welcome to the last issue of 2015: We're thinking RED and makeup for New Year's. There's news on the liquor license ban demise. See who are Georgetowners of the Year. Shop downtown D.C. and do New Year's outside the city. More on business, real estate and social. See you in 2016, but remember we always update online.

DDOT Unveils Steep New Traffic Fines

The District Department of Transportation announced Friday that the prices for tickets related to traffic violations are going way up.

Heating Plant Group Wants a Totally New Building

Shuttered for years and an eyesore, the 29th Street property looks to get resurrected with a high-end condominium and public park.

D.C. Police Continue Relisha Rudd Investigation with New Searches

MPD began conducting a new round of searches on Dec. 10 for Relisha Rudd, the girl who went missing from a Southeast Washington homeless shelter in 2014.

Weekend Round Up December 10, 2015

Ol' Blue Eyes at Georgetown Ritz, Building Museum's birthday, Tea With Santa at Dumbarton House, Celtic Christmas and Washington Nationals Winterfest.

Feds Drop Case Against Former Mayor Vince Gray

It appears that former District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray’s long political and legal nightmare is over.

The nearly ...

Beware of Christmas Tree Lighting Traffic, Security

Tonight, the Obama family will turn on the lights for the 93rd annual National Christmas Tree Lighting held at the Ellipse in President's Park. D.C. workers and residents should beware of traffic.

Weekend Round Up December 3, 2015

This weekend, check out the Smithsonian Holiday Festival, Breakfast with Santa at Volta Park, a holiday wreath workshop at Dumbarton House and more!

Hometown Favorite Rocklands Celebrates 25 Years

In 1990, Rocklands Barbeque and Grilling Company opened its doors on Wisconsin Avenue in Glover Park location and became — and remains — a hit.

With a New Director, Tudor Place Gets Ready for Its Bicentennial

One of this town’s, Washington, D.C.s and America’s great houses and gardens, Tudor Place, will celebrate ...

Georgetown Heritage Names Terrie Rouse Director

Georgetown Heritage, the new nonprofit “with the mission of promoting and presenting the history of Washington D.C.’s oldest ...

Obamas Serve Thanksgiving Dinner at St. Luke’s on Calvert Street

Joined by friends and extended family, the first family served Thanksgiving dinner to homeless veterans Nov. 25, around 5 p ...

The Latest Issue of The Georgetowner

In the latest Georgetowner, we select some "Star Shops," salute the life of Austin Kiplinger, comment on the Pepco-Exelon merger, look at "Gauguin to Picasso" and applaud Willie Nelson.

Obamas Hit Up Petworth and Pleasant Pops for Small Business Saturday

To celebrate Small Business Saturday, President Obama shopped at Upshur Street Books, an independently owned bookstore in Washington's quickly gentrifying Petworth neighborhood, with his daughters.

ANC Monday Meeting: Liquor License Moratorium, West Heating Plant, D.C. Water Disruption

To be discussed Monday: Letting the liquor license cap expire, complaints about D.C. Water street work, introducing Tudor Place's new director.

Key Bridge Exxon Robbed at Gunpoint Nov. 21

An armed robber held up a gas station on M Street near Key Bridge and the Exorcist Steps and got away with an undisclosed amount of money Saturday night.

D.C. Police Chief 's New Rule: Civilians Can 'Take Gunman Down'

Poilce Chief Cathy Lanier says sometimes it's necessary to fight back, when confronted with an active shooter. Some have replied: But what about carrying our gun?

Austin Kiplinger, Journalist, Publisher, Philanthropist: 1918 to 2015

Austin Kiplinger, journalist, cultural leader, historian—and champion of Tudor Place in Georgetown—died of cancer at the age of 97 on Nov. 20

Georgetown University Students 'Feel the Bern' at Gaston Hall

Democratic presidential contender Senator Bernie Sanders spoke to a packed room at Georgetown University's Gaston Hall Thursday in what was billed as "a talk on democratic socialism in America."

Georgetown BID Board Votes to End Liquor License Cap and Moratorium

With a BID first call to end the Georgetown liquor license moratorium, the Citizens Association and local ANC will be next to take on —or out —the long-standing ban.

Weekend Round Up November 19, 2015

Get your holiday shopping done early or check out a show this weekend.

ANC Supports Georgetown U.'s Franklin School Proposal

Georgetown University's proposal to redevelop the Franklin School downtown into an multi-media arts center just got a boost from the local Advisory Neighborhood Commission.

Business Ins and Outs

Via Umbria: Spectacular Make-over

The Italian food store Via Umbria returns with its Dolce Vita and is having a soft ...

Bank of Georgetown to Merge With United Bank

On Nov. 9, United Bankshares announced that it is buying the 10-year-old Bank of Georgetown, a privately held bank headquartered ...

Check Out The Latest Issue of The Georgetowner

Check the Georgetowner's cover story on the adventure of travel, a holiday arts preview and the reopened Renwick, the Homestead's 250th and the latest community news and business news.

Birchbox Opens in Rent The Runway

Georgetown's Rent The Runway is upping its game with a new, one-year collaboration with Birchbox, the 5-year-old online subscription service that sends subscribers new makeup samples every month.

Georgetown University Renames Buildings Tied to Slavery Past

After campus protests, Georgetown University changes the names of two buildings that honored past university presidents who sold 272 slaves, owned by the university, in 1838.

One Suspected Assailant Arrested in NE "Twerk" Assault

D.C. police have arrested one of two suspects in an Oct. 7 sexual assault case that went viral after video of the attack was posted online and spread rapidly on social media.

Weekend Round Up November 12, 2015

What Friday the 13th? Living Room Live at the Ritz; artists at Iona; Mandy Moore and Peter Singer at G.W.; Washington Bach Consort; Fashion Fights Poverty at the French Embassy.

Bowser Goes to China; Leads D.C. Delegation

In China to tout the benefits of doing business in Washington, D.C., Mayor Bowser met with the mayor of Beijing and U.S. Ambassador Max Baucus.

Sidwell Friends Braces for Westboro Baptist Protests

The Westboro Baptist Church, the near-universally hated hate group known for protesting military funerals and Pride parades, is headed to Sidwell Friends on Wednesday to protest "fag marriage."

Woodley Park House, Site of Quadruple Slayings, Sold

The house in which three members of the Savopoulos family and the housekeeper were discovered slain in May was sold over the weekend for just over $3 million.

Retailers, Restaurants Roll Open at the Shay off U Street Corridor

A flashy new development in Shaw, the Shay, is buzzing with life as retailers and restaurants open their doors and residents begin to move in to condos upstairs.

Weekend Round Up November 11, 2015

It's getting seasonal: Visitation's Christmas bazaar, parade of Trabants outside the Spy Museum, Slovak Christmas Market, the Raven Consort, English Country Dance.

Dusty Baker Introduced as Washington Nationals Manager

The Washington Nationals introduced their next manager Dusty Baker to the media at National Park Nov. 5 . It was a ...

Honoring Veterans’ Service, All Year Long

We can’t blame you, all of you, in the thousands, who showed up for the big Concert for Valor ...

ANC Report November 4, 2015

The Georgetown-Burleith-Hillandale Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC 2E) held its monthly meeting Nov. 2. The following is a selection of decisions ...

Business Ins and Outs

IN: SoulCycle Opens

SoulCycle, “the country’s full-body indoor cycle workout,” as the company describes itself, has continued its Washington ...

Check Out the Latest Issue of The Georgetowner

In the Nov. 4 issue: a profile of architect Dale Overmyer, news on the Exorcist Steps commemoration, business news, InCountry on Virginia horse races, the social scene and more.

ANC Tonight: DC Water, G.U. Hospital Plans; Salute to Tudor Place's Leslie Buhler

The Georgetown-Burleith-Hillandale Advisory Neighborhood Commission will meet to discuss the citywide water project, hospital expansion and ABC items.

Exorcist Steps, Where Halloween Meets Hollywood, Officially Recognized by D.C. Government

It's official: the film, "The Exorcist," and its iconic steps at 36th Street get commemorated the day before Halloween with hundreds in attendance.

Halloween in Georgetown Keeps It a Little Crazy: At Least 5 Muggings

Georgetown keeps its Halloween mojo going with revelers out and about, but five street robberies—one with a gun—took the fun out of it for a few.

The Exorcist Steps Get Official Recognition the Day Before Halloween

On Friday, the landmark Exorcist Steps in Georgetown will get official recognition by Washington, D.C, in a special plaque dedication with hundreds expected to attend.

At Penn Quarter Meeting, Police Chief Cites Rise of Encampments and Synthetic Drugs

D.C. police chief Cathy Lanier sees noise and the homeless as more of a problem downtown than violent crimes or robberies.

Halloween in Georgetown: Expect Thousands—and Traffic, Parking Restrictions

With Oct. 31 on a Saturday, there will be more Halloween parties around town -- along with fewer parking spaces and restricted traffic.

Weekend Round Up October 29, 2015

Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out's event calendar for more.

We'll Miss Them: Michael Stevens, Maureen O'Hara and Flip Saunders

Reflections on producer Michael Stevens, actress Maureen O'Hara, and NBA coach Flip Saunders, all of whom recently passed away.

The Benghazi Trials and the Other Washington

Washington was in the spotlight last week because of Hillary Clinton's appearance on Capitol Hill. Columnist Gary Tischler reflects on her hearing as well as the other Washington, where we all live, work and play.

Georgetown, D.C. Honors Tennis Stars, the Peters Sisters

Black Georgetown remembered: The Peters sisters have the Rose Park tennis courts named for them. Next up: the hall of fame.

Georgetown's TD Bank Robbed in Broad Daylight

The TD Bank at the busy intersection of Wisconsin Avenue and Q Street was robbed Monday. The alleged robber left with a bag of exploding ink.

Weekend Round Up October 22, 2015

Ever busier: Shuck It! at Tony & Joe's; Disney on Ice, 100 Years; "The Sound of Music" at 50; at Dumbarton Courts, "TransAmericana; English Country Dance at Dumbarton House.

Happy 70th Birthday, United Nations

A reflection on the United Nations' 70th anniversary, which brings birthday festivities to some of the world's most renowned landmarks this week.

Even at His Final Resting Place, Ben Bradlee Still Makes Waves

Ben Bradlee was interred Oct. 21, a year after his death, in a new mausoleum at Oak Hill Cemetery that has gotten a few critical remarks about its size and placement.

The Latest Issue of The Georgetowner; October 21, 2015

This issue is chock-full of events including one for Georgetown's famed "Exorcist Steps". Come out and celebrate if you dare! The Fall is here and the boots are ready to come out, but don't forget about that hot, rugged, bearded man of yours. Take a look at what fall fashion has in store for him. All Hallow's Eve is upon us. If you don't have plans yet, don't be scared! The Georgetowner has you covered with a Calendar of Events. It doesn't stop there. Check out our ads for more event and discounts. Beer and oysters can be in your near future. Need a suit from a Hickey Freeman rep? Look inside fore more details on this and so much more.

Business Ins and Outs: October 21, 2015

Sid Mashburn Opens on N Street

Over the weekend, Sid Mashburn opened its doors for the men’s side of ...

Mount Zion Kicks Off 200th Anniversary Celebrations

As part of its 200th anniversary celebration, Mount Zion United Methodist Church, one of Georgetown’s historic black churches, held ...

G.U. Hospital Plans $560 Million Upgrade

Medstar Georgetown University Hospital may be getting a facelift. The hospital submitted plans to construct a new building, including a ...

Georgetown BID To Shut Down, Reconsider GroupMe Thread

The Georgetown Business Improvement District said it will take its GroupMe account offline following an August investigative report by The Georgetowner that was picked up by national media last week.

BID Shuts Down Public Safety App, GroupMe

After press criticism and its own review, the Georgetown Business Improvement District closes its GroupMe app account—temporarily—to set new rules to avoid possible profiling.

Weekend Round Up October 15, 2015

Arrange your weekend: Crystal Bowersox at Wolf Trap, Brem, Boots & Bling, American Field Pop-up, "An American Tale"—and Washington Horse Show.

Historic Black Church to Lead March to Cemetery

This Sunday, join Mount Zion Methodist Church for its march to the old burial grounds—Mount Zion Cemetery—and a libation service and celebration of its people and history.

Democratic Debate Parties Aplenty Tonight in D.C. 

Whether it's the classic Press Club, Local 16 on U Street or the Rye Bar at the Capella in Georgetown, there's lots of choice for viewing the debate with friends or frenemies alike.

Georgetown University Gets Record Gift for Sports: $50 Million

From an all-Hoya family comes a huge donation that will redefine Georgetown University's athletic programs and re-do facilities.

DC Jazz's Sumter Makes the Morning Sunny

Sunny Sumter of the DC Jazz Festival owned the room as she sang, explained music culture and spoke of her big ambitions for D.C.'s jazz future.

Kennedy Center Ups Expansion Goal to $175 Million

With private donations, the Kennedy Center's expansion plans get a higher fundraising goal—and a construction start date of later this month.

Weekend Roundup October 8, 2015

Get your long weekend in gear: Ghost tours at the Building Museum, yoga at Dumbarton, Heart at Wolf Trap.

Rickshaw Rider on Olympic Trek Across World Arrives in Georgetown

After traveling thousands of miles from China, the "Olympic madman" continued his tricycle marathon through D.C. on his way to Rio.

Georgetown University to Address Slavery History

Following the dustup after announcing that one of Georgetown University’s two Jesuit residences, Mulledy Hall, will continue honoring former ...

The Latest Issue of The Georgetowner

Welcome to our 61st anniversary issue. In the Oct 7 Georgetowner, we list 61 ways we love Georgetown. Also: news, real estate sales, auctions and more.

Rose Park Tennis Courts to Be Dedicated to Trailblazing Black Sisters

Tennis stars Margaret Peters and Roumania Peters Walker will be honored Oct. 24, as the tennis courts at Rose Park on the east side of Georgetown will now bear their names.

Weekend Round Up October 1, 2015

Don't let the rain stop you: Smithsonian Craft2Wear, SerbFest, Paint the Town Red, Potomac Country House Tour, "Phantom of the Opera."

'Exorcist' Steps to Be Commemorated by D.C.

Perhaps the most famous movie about Georgetown will be commemorated Oct. 30 by a special plague at the so-called Exorcist Steps at 36th and M Streets.

Georgetown-Burleith ANC Monday: Foundry, Tree Removal, ABC Permits

The Georgetown-Burleith-Hillandale Advisory Neighborhood Commission will meet tonight to discuss public safety, liquor licenses and tree removal.

Warby Parker Lands on M Street

Warby Parker officially opened its brick-and-mortar doors at 3225 M St. NW on Saturday.

Rock Creek Park's 125th Birthday Party, Sept. 27

Head to Rock Creek Nature Center on Sunday to celebrate 125 years of Rock Creek Park, Washington's great urban outdoors that stretches from Georgetown to Maryland.

Pope Francis Completes Transformational Visit to Washington, D.C.

Pope Francis in his first visit to the U.S. takes the city by love and with his presence leaves a message of justice and duty.

Weekend Round Up September 24, 2015

Coming in hot this weekend: the DC Walk for the Animals, Lorton's Fall Arts Festival, a lecture at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library on the history of Capital Streetcars, and more.

Andy Kohut Loses Fight Against Cancer

Georgetowner Andrew Kohut, co-founder and first president of the organization that would become the Pew Research Center — arguably the most ...

‘Light the City’ Begins New Tradition

“Light the City — Georgetown,” a community celebration of unity and faith, was held the evening of Sept. 12, beginning with ...

Georgetown Theater Sign Lighting Delayed

The iconic sign for the former Georgetown Theater was returned to its proper place at Wisconsin Avenue and O Street ...

Exorcist Steps to Get Special Plaque, Oct. 30

Perhaps the most famous movie about Georgetown will be commemorated Oct. 30 by a special plague at the so-called Exorcist ...

Man at Washington Harbour Jumps Into Potomac, Later Dies

After disrobing on the dock alongside Washington Harbour, a man jumped into the Potomac River Sept. 8, WUSA first reported ...

Sidwell Friends to Purchase Washington Hospice Property

The children of the District’s wealthiest and most powerful residents will soon have an expanded school campus. Over the ...

Spanish Monarchs Visit Georgetown University

Spain’s King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia were joined by Georgetown University President John DeGioia and wife Theresa and ...

The Latest Issue of The Georgetowner

Be the first to read the Sept. 23 issue of The Georgetowner, with a fashion editorial, the annual gala guide and more.

With Pope Francis in D.C., Expect Major Road Closures

Anticipation is high for the Pope Francis’s arrival in D.C. tomorrow, but worries over traffic jams may be running higher.

Community Rallies Around G.U. Linebacker During Recovery

Georgetown University linebacker Ty Williams is showing signs of improvement after breaking his neck in a brutal hit during the team’s Sept. 5 game at Saint Francis University.

Weekend Round Up September 17, 2015

Getting fallish and getting busy: Andrew and Mary P. O'Neal Cares Project, Eileen Fisher at the Phoenix, Das Bier Bash, Wolf Trap Ball, C&O Canal benefit, Gary Williams roast.

Park(ing) Day Friday: Parking Places to Public Spaces

Georgetown does its part on Friday for Park(ing) Day with spaces in front of Baked & Wire, Luke's Lobster and the Urban Institute.

Happy 100th Birthday, Frida Burling, Georgetown's Centenarian!

She's our community organizer: Georgetowner Frida Burling turned 100 on Sept. 16.

Georgetown's Rabbi White, 83, Remembered for Bridging Faiths

The life of Georgetown University's beloved Rabbi White will be celebrated at a memorial service Sept. 20 at Gaston Hall.

In an Uncertain World, White House Honorees Give Us Our Humanity Anew

President Barack Obama honored 19 individuals and two groups honored at the White House on Sept. 10, the day just before 9/11, in the ceremony that seemed a blessing.

New York-Based Company to Buy Latham Hotel

Thor Equities, a New York City-based real estate development and investment firm, is under contract to purchase the Latham Hotel property at 3000 M St. NW from SB-Urban for roughly $53 million.

One Liquor License Up for Grabs in Georgetown

Starting at 8:30 a.m. on Sept. 15, restaurant owners in Georgetown and others can put their hat in the ring to obtain the last of 68 liquor licenses allowed in the neighborhood.

Weekend Round Up September 10, 2015

The season is off to a fast start: Jackson Brown, "Pride and Prejudice," Das Biergarten, Light the Way 5K, movie at Rose Park and Sunday yoga at Dumbarton House.

Trump, Cruz, Palin Speak Out Against Iran Deal at U.S. Capitol

Presidential hopefuls Donald Trump and Ted Cruz joined Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck and Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson to denounce President Obama's nuclear deal with Iran.

‘Light the City’ Set for Georgetown Churches Sept. 12

“Light the City — Georgetown,” a community celebration of unity and faith, will bring people together Saturday evening, Sept. 12.

Ken Burns's 'The Civil War' Returns in HD for Its 25th Anniversary

After it first aired 25 years ago, “The Civil War,” the gifted filmmaker Ken Burns’s visual poem and epic television documentary on our nation’s most costly and transformative struggle, returns in high definition.

Saudi King Comes to Washington, Reigns in Georgetown

King Salman of Saudi Arabia held court at the Four Seasons, as he visited President Barack Obama at the White House—and people in and around Georgetown knew that too well for three days.

In Case You Missed It: Business News Over Summer

In: Free People, Max Fox Taproom, Peet's Coffee and Club Monaco. Out: Benetton, Bandolero and Hudson Trail Outfitters. Plus: Beasley Real Estate opens at Palm Beach office.

Weekend Round Up September 3, 2015

It's Labor Day Weekend: Twilight Polo-Antique Car Night, Marley offspring singing at Wolf Trap and Georgetown Sunset Cinema: "Burn After Reading."

Out: Hudson Trail Outfitters Rides Into the Sunset

Hudson Trail Outfitters, a retailer of outdoor gear and clothing, will close within weeks, as sales begin at the remaining ...

Out: Crime Museum Receives a Death Sentence

National Museum of Crime & Punishment has lost its lease and will close its doors at 575 7th St. NW after ...

Manhole Cover Smokes; Power Cut at 31st & P

Residents lost power around 31st and P Streets NW Aug. 17, prompting many to recall the days of 2000, when ...

The Georgetowner's Latest Issue

Be the first to read the latest issue of The Georgetowner, featuring the annual fall arts preview, real estate coverage, an update on airplane noise complaints, late-breaking news and more.

Police Union Votes No Confidence in Chief Cathy Lanier

Over the weekend, Washington, D.C.'s police union gave its police chief -- Cathy Lanier -- a vote of no confidence by 1,122 to 28.

Oliver Sacks and Wes Craven: the Human Brain and Horror Films

One man, with almost tender, compassionate and literary style, wrote about the human brain. Another man gave us nightmares.

Georgetown-Burleith ANC Monday: Airplane Noise, Traffic, Zoning

Tonight, the Georgetown Advisory Neighborhood Commission meets to discuss public safety, increased airplane noise, ABC items and building renovation plans.

Community Groups, Georgetown University Take FAA to Court Over Airplane Noise, New Routes

Changes by the FAA to routes going into and out of National Airport have neighborhood groups and Georgetown University taking the FAA to court.

Weekend Round Up August 27, 2015

This weekend: a new rendition of Orville's "1984," Brews for Books at Mr. Smith's, Kristin Chenoweth at Wolftrap, and more.

Environmental Protesters Close O Street in Front of John Kerry's Home

Activists brought the Alberta Clipper pipeline protest to Georgetown Tuesday and stopped traffic. A few got themselves arrested, too.

D.C. Public Schools Kick Off School Year, Get Low Marks

D.C. Public Schools re-opened today for the 2015-2016 school year amid controversy over rankings that placed the city's school system near the bottom of the pack with regard to test scores and dropout rates.

Native American Benefit Comes to O Street Aug. 26

An O Street eatery will host a unique dinner and entertainment on Wednesday for the benefit of the Pawnee Nation and Kiowa Indian Tribe of Oklahoma.

'Patriot Artist' Completes 50-State, Flag-Painting Trip

A mile or two from Arlington Cemetery and Washington, D.C., Scott LoBaido, painted his 50th flag mural at the American Legion in Arlington to honor veterans and the military.

Weekend Roundup for August 20 to 23, 2015

Think there's no place to go in Washington, because the president and Congress are away? Think again: Blues Alley, Dumbarton House, Wolf Trap, Katzen Arts Center, Heurich House -- and restaurants, restaurants.

Community App Proves Its Worth: Suspect Arrested

The CVS at 2819 M St. NW had an unwelcome shopper Aug. 11, and the store manager knew it. She ...

Mayor Proposes Most Transparent Laws in U.S. on Police Body Cameras

Reversing her original stance to keep police officers’ body-camera footage away from public view, Mayor Muriel Bowser has proposed the ...

‘Light the City’ Set for Houses of Worship on Sept. 12

“Light the City — Georgetown,” a community celebration of unity and faith, is set to take place on the evening of ...

Fish Market Owners Sue $2 Billion Wharf Development

Owners of three Maine Avenue Fish Market businesses have sued the D.C. government and two developers of the $2 ...

D.C. Public Schoolers Can Ride Free on Metrorail

Starting Aug. 24, D.C. Public School students can ride to and from school and school-related activities on Metrorail for ...

What’s in a Name? ‘Energy’ Now Comes Before ‘Environment’

Mayor Muriel Bowser announced last week the District’s purchase of the total output of the 46-megawatt Iberdrola Renewables wind ...

The Latest Issue of The Georgetowner

In the Aug. 19 issue of The Georgetowner: Get schooled on fall styles, read updates on local public schools and on the rise in crime -- and enjoy a special section on Baltimore arts, museums and theaters.

A.U. Alum Shot, Killed Outside Shaw Metro Station

During this summer of increased street violence, no one appears safe from random shootings: 23-year-old Matthew Shlonsky was gunned Aug. 15 in the city.

Former Mayor’s Chief of Staff Takes on G.U. Role

In a newly created position, Chris Murphy, a veteran of local and federal positions, becomes vice president for government relations and community engagement at Georgetown University.

Capital Bikeshare to Begin Adding 60 Locations This Fall

Capital Bikeshare is adding 435 bicycles as well as 40 new locations and 20 spots, already approved. Everything should be set up and good to go by the end of the year.

Tough Summer: Mayor, Police Chief Ask for Help in Solving Crimes

Mayor Muriel Bowser called for a press briefing Aug. 13 to give an update for D.C.'s efforts to combat the summer spike in violent crimes.

Weekend Round Up August 13, 2015

Things to do for those of us left in the city: Poncho Sanchez at Blues Alley, Nakimuli Trunk Show and "The Search for Yarrow Mamout" at Dumbarton House.

Parkour Enthusiasts Spotted on Georgetown Rooftops

Last week, Georgetown resident Shelley Clark and her cat were startled when they heard scampering on her rooftop. Clark was even more surprised to find two men on her rooftop, using it for urban running.

Critics Claim Racial Bias in Georgetown Digital Crime Prevention

With the recent media attention gotten by Georgetown and Washington, D.C., concerning demographics, bias and race in America, we decided to rerun this article, which first appeared in the Aug. 8, 2015, Georgetowner Newspaper.

Knife-Wielding Woman, Shot by Police, in 'Serious Condition'

A woman is in serious condition at MedStar Washington Hospital Center after threatening police officers who were responding to a fire in Northeast with a knife.

Weekend Round Up August 6, 2015

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Goats Return to Congressional Cemetery

The keepers of the Historic Congressional Cemetery brought in the goats for another, 24-hour round of landscaping today. Not buying it? We've got photos to prove it.

Obama Pushes Iran Deal, Talks Peace, Slaps Opposition

President Barack Obama spoke at American University's School of International Service, making his case for the Iran nuclear deal ...

The Beat Goes On

“It’s nice that people here give you a five-finger salute,” said Officer Christian Deruvo of the Metropolitan Police Department ...

Georgetown's Top Cop: Melvin Gresham

In April, Commander Melvin Gresham of the Metropolitan Police Department took over the reins of the Second Police District -- which ...

New Hospital Proposed to Replace Georgetown U. Parking Lot

A new hospital has been officially proposed at Georgetown University, replacing a parking lot next to the main hospital. MedStar ...

G.U. Track Coach Resigns; University Cancels 7 Meets

Georgetown University accepted the resignation of Pat Henner, director of the track and field and cross country programs at the ...

The Latest Issue of The Georgetowner

Read the new issue of The Georgetowner now, with a cover story on community policing, a special report on technology and crime prevention in Georgetown, a Wandergolf trip to South Africa, the latest news and more.

Club Monaco Returning to Georgetown

Gone for four years from M Street, clothing store Club Monaco will be returning to Georgetown in early 2016.

D.C. Fines 2 Firms $500 Each for Watergate Garage Collapse

The Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs fined two companies for putting too dirt on top of the Watergate garage, thus causing its partial collapse, DCRA said.

Mad Fox Taproom Opens This Month in Glover Park

After taking longer than planned, Mad Fox Taproom is set to open its D.C. gastropub, Max Fox Taproom, at 2218 Wisconsin Ave. NW in about a week.

Georgetown Sign Returns; Lighting Set for Sept. 23

The iconic sign for the old Georgetown Theater returned to its proper place July 29, as workmen re-attached the metal structure to the former movie house at Wisconsin Avenue and O Street NW.

Peet’s Coffee to Open Georgetown Shop

Peet's Coffee & Tea, the specialty coffee and tea company that started in Berkeley, Calif., plans to expand to Georgetown, landing at 33rd and M Streets NW.

Weekend Round Up July 30, 2015

This weekend, check out a garden party at Pretty Chic, a new interactive exhibit at the Air and Space Museum, the Middleburg summer sidewalk sale, and more.

Mayor Bowser Brings FitDC to Georgetown

Mayor Muriel Bowser and her FitDC group walked around Georgetown July 25 to promote healthy lifestyle choices.

Benetton Closes Its Georgetown Doors

Sitting at the intersection of Wisconsin Avenue and M Street, Benetton had a major presence in Georgetown and America for years. One Benetton store remains in New York.

MPD Cracks Down On 'Johns' With Prostitution Sting

The Metropolitan Police Department's Human Trafficking Unit has arrested 41 men in sting operations since July 14 for soliciting prostitution in D.C.

Belgian Restaurant, the Sovereign, to Move Into Former Champions, Blue Gin Space

The big news in Georgetown is that the old Champions space will indeed house another restaurant. It will a Belgian beer lover's place -- the Sovereign.

Weekend Round Up July 23, 2015

Things to do this weekend: NPR's "Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!"; Summer Sights and Sounds on Wisconsin Ave., walnut-themed food trucks come to Yards Park, and more.

Doctorow, Bikel: 'Larger Than Life' Luminaries Who Enlightened Us

Novelist E.L. Doctorow and actor and musical performer Theodore Bikel passed away this week at the ages of 84 and 91, respectively, with "larger-than-life" legacies.

The Latest Issue of The Georgetowner

Read the latest issue of The Georgetowner now, with a cover story on Chefs Go Fresh, a travel feature on Cooperstown, New York, a review of "American Moments" at the Phillips Collection, breaking news and more.

Beleaguered Georgetown U. Track Team Under Fire for Sexual Misconduct

After facing an investigation earlier this year over racial bias, the Georgetown University track program is being probed about allegations of sexual harassment and sexual assault.

U.S., Cuba Resume Diplomatic Relations

A roundup of the most interesting news around the U.S. and Cuba restoring diplomatic ties on July 20.

Professionals to Gather for Open House on K Street July 21

Georgetown Professionals holds their monthly happy hour, presented by Summit Commercial Real Estate, tomorrow with food and beverages by Rockland's, and more.

Georgetown Business Association Welcomes New President, Veep

Before meeting at Dog Tag Bakery, the Georgetown Business Association elected Sonya Bernhardt as president and Hope Solomon as vice president.

Archaeology Day July 18 to Dig at Yarrow Mamout Site

The Day of Archaeology Festival will dig up both fun and facts at Dumbarton House Saturday, July 18, as well as look at the Yarrow Mamout site on Dent Place.

Weekend Round Up July 16, 2015

Here's what's worthwhile: Patti LaBelle, the Old Print Gallery, Summer Splash on 14th Street, NPR quiz show and more.

New Sentencing Hearing for Voyeuristic G'town Rabbi

Disgraced former Kesher Israel rabbi Barry Freundel will head back to court in a bid to reduce his 6-1/2-year prison sentence for voyeurism.

Georgetown Theater Sign to Return July 29; Lighting Sept. 23

The iconic Georgetown Theater sign is set to return this month and be re-lighted in September, something not seen regularly for about 30 years.

Bowser Signs Synthetic Drug Act into Law

"The signing today is groundbreaking," said Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy Lanier July 10 of a new D.C. law cracking down on the sale of dangerous, synthetic drugs.

Extravagant custom home listed by JD Callander

'Custom Villa,' tucked away in Falls Church, boasts more 7,000 square feet of historic and elegant architectural design on a half-acre lot.

Weekend Round Up July 9, 2015

Coming right up: Grace Church Bach Festival, Pink Martini, Civil War tours, National Ballet of China, the Spy Museum and Jane Austin at Dumbarton House.

West End Cinema to Re-open as Landmark Theatre July 17

Closed since March, the independent movie theater at 23rd and M Streets NW will re-open July 17 as part of the Landmark Theatre company.

D.C. Protesters to Trump: 'You’re Fired!'

Dozens of protesters gathered July 9 in front of the Old Post Office, the site slated to become the Trump Hotel next year, to join forces against Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

Bowser Set to Crack Down on Synthetic Drug Sales

Mayor Muriel Bowser plans to sign new legislation that will authorize local police and government officials to “take swifter and stronger action against businesses that sell synthetic drugs."

EastBanc Condo Plan for Penn. & M Gets Mixed Reviews

The EastBanc designs for its property at 28th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue -- the eastern gateway to Georgetown -- receives blah, if not totally negative, reactions from the community.

Arrest Made in July 4 Stabbing in Metro That Left A.U. Grad Dead

Charged in the stabbing death of Kevin Joseph Sutherland in the Metro, Jasper Spires was in police custody on robbery charges a day before the July 4 attack.

'All Clear' Given After False Gunshot Reports at Walter Reed

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center reopened and resumed regular operations Monday afternoon after being shut down and searched by police for the larger part of the day due to a reported single gunshot on the campus.

Parades, Places, Events to Celebrate the July 4th Weekend

From big events on the National Mall to hometown fun on MacArthur Boulevard. The nation's capital is the perfect place to be on America's birthday.

Weekend Round Up July 2, 2015

This weekend in Georgetown: free beer at Martin's Tavern, free outdoor workout classes on the Georgetown Waterfront, a celebration of the Grateful Dead at Gypsy Sally's and more!

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Flags, Flags Everywhere

In all the major and epochal events that have occurred over the past few weeks, nothing—not even the SCOTUS ...

Dog Tag Bakery: We Can Bake It

Dog Tag Bakery's Can-Do Spirit Provides Jobs for Disabled Veterans, Along With Sweet and Savory Treats for All

"True ...

Number One Dog Tag Employee Hails from Marine Corps Family

There are 18 staffers and 11 fellows — 31 in total. The non-profit bakery, which opened at 3206 Grace St. NW ...

Dog Tag Fellows: From Baghdad to D.C.

That fellow at Dog Tag Bakery just might be a veteran who has quite the story to tell. Some are ...

ANC Report: Airbnb; Yarrow Marmout

The Georgetown–Burleith Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2E held its July meeting June 29 to discuss, among other things, home rentals ...

Confirmed: ‘Will You Marry Me, Jackie?’ Asked at Martin’s Tavern

After decades of being labeled a local legend, a Martin’s Tavern booth is now confirmed to be the official ...

The Times They Are A-Changin’

Writing and singing in 1963, Bob Dylan gave us an anthem for the 1960s in “The Times They Are A-Changin ...

ANC Tonight: DCRA Talk, Yarrow Mamout Site, Salute to Tudor Place's Leslie Buhler

The Georgetown-Burleith Advisory Neighborhood Commission holds its July meeting with a discussion of rental and signage regulations, a commendation for retiring Tudor Place director Leslie Buhler and a petition to chop down a tree.

Historic Former Home of Julia Child for Sale

Julia Child fans, rejoice! The renowned chef's old Georgetown home at 2706 Olive St. NW just hit the market for a cool $1.1 million. Any prospective buyer should be prepared to renovate the tiny place, though -- it comes as is.

Georgetown Gets Four New Liquor Licenses

Four Georgetown establishments, including the Georgetown AMC and Chaia Tacos, have acquired new liquor licenses, the Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration announced last week.

Weekend Round Up June 25, 2015

Things to do this weekend: a pop art show at Artist's Proof, a garden tour at Tudor Place, the Book Hill Dog Parade and more!

Bodies Wash Up in Rock Creek, the Potomac and the Tidal Basin

The Metropolitan Police Department has discovered 3 dead bodies in Washington waterways this week, and has attributed the discovery of those bodies to recent bouts of heavy rain.

Smithsonian Folklife Festival Celebrates Peru

The National Mall is vibrant with American politics, history, and spirit. Now, it’s bursting with Peruvian pride as part of the annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival.

At Power Lunch, GBA Salutes Wes Foster and Other Business Leaders

The Georgetown Business Association convened what can only be described as a "power lunch" Wednesday, June 24 at Tony and Joe's for the group's annual leadership luncheon.

Charleston Slayings Stop Time, Blot Out the News, But Bring Us Together

Sometimes, a story—an event, really—stops everything, and a kind of murmuring, shocked stillness ensues in its wake. Such is the way with the Charleston massacre last week.

Big Names, Emotional Speeches Mark N Street Village Luncheon

At times, the annual N Street Village Empowerment Luncheon at the Mayflower felt like a buzzing, high-energy convention of a major national sorority. There were women everywhere, all kinds of women, united in a mission of making people’s lives better.

Homeless Man Found Dead at Calvert Street

Joel Johnson, 53, was pronounced dead at the scene June 20 in Glover Park. He was stabbed and had other injuries.

D.C. Marks Juneteenth's 150th Anniversary With Book Festival

On June 19, 150 years ago, one of the last groups of American slaves learned that they were freed of ...

Georgetown University Joins Big Brands, Other Schools In UN Push for Gender Equality

UN Women announced today that Georgetown University, along with Twitter, Oxford University and others, has made hard commitments towards furthering gender equality as part of the HeforShe campaign.

Weekend Round Up June 18, 2015

Summer begins this weekend: Fit Foodie 5K Race, the Shops at Wisconsin Place, a food face-off, Rose Park movie nights, Yoga in the Park and Nordic Jazz Festival 2015.

Prayers for the Charleston Martyrs and America

America was again shocked, if not yet enraged, after a mass murderer shot nine persons to death in a church during bible study June 17, in Charleston, S.C.

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Blaze of Glory

If you ever had the opportunity to sit within a couple of feet of Blaze Starr, the legendary queen of ...

Dave Chappelle Electrifies Duke Ellington Commencement

Comedian Dave Chappelle returned to Washington, D.C., Sunday to give the commencement address to his alma mater, Duke Ellington School for the Arts.

Woman Hit, Killed by Truck on Calvert Street

A woman was hit by a delivery truck turning on Calvert Street at 37th Street and near Wisconsin Avenue on June 11.

President Surprises, Dems Win Baseball Game

In Washington, House and Senate members play hardball in politics everyday, but on a steamy, late, spring evening in June ...

Georgetown Is Looking Good: BID Touts Canal Funds, New Restaurants; Issues Annual Report

For Washington, D.C.'s oldest neighborhood, the numbers and the future look good, as reported at the Georgetown Business Improvement District's annual meeting.

Must-See DC Jazz Festival Shows

Navigating a festival lineup can be hard, especially for an event as expansive as the DC Jazz Festival. The Georgetowner provides a guide on who to see where this weekend.

Weekend Round Up June 11, 2015

Things to do this weekend: see "Weird Al" at Wolftrap, a carnival for kids at the Ritz-Carlton in Tysons, Gay Pride celebrations and more!

From 'Dracula,' 'Frankenstein' to 'Star Wars,' 'Lord of the Rings': Film Legend Christopher Lee Held Sway

Christopher Lee, who passed away in London June 7 at the age of 93 of heart and respiratory problems — will ...

Expect Nighttime Lane Closures at Pennsylvania Ave. Bridge Until June 13

The District Department of Transportation will close one lane in each direction on the Pennsylvania Avenue Bridge over Rock Creek Parkway, 9 p.m. until 5 a.m., until Saturday, June 13.

Weekend Round Up June 4, 2015

Get ready for the weekend: Indigo Girls at Wolf Trap, rock at Fire Station 1, Friends of Volta Park cocktails & auction at Visitation Prep, Glover Park Day and Dupont Kalorama Museum Walk.

Man Convicted of Murdering Chandra Levy in 2001 to Get a New Trial

Ingmar Guandique, sentenced in February 2011 to 60 years in prison for the murder of Chandra Levy, will be tried before a new judge and jury.

2 Dead in House Fire Near Dupont Circle Reported to Be Georgetown Students

Two persons killed in a June 3 house fire on Riggs Place were reportedly Georgetown University students.

The Latest Issue of The Georgetowner

Our first issue in June is full of features: Retail oracle Iraklis Karabassis; Hyde-Addison and its principal; the DC Jazz Festival; 40 years of gay pride. News, business, real estate, le decor, auctions and social scene included, of course.

Who Is Taking Home a Rammy This Year?

The 33rd Rammys are going down this Sunday to honor the best of the metro area’s restaurant industry. Of ...

ANC 2E June 1: Traffic Jams, DDOT Discussion

Tonight's advisory neighborhood commission meeting will focus on rush hour congestion and other transportation issues.

Beau Biden: 'the Finest Man Any of Us Have Ever Known'

The vice president's son, Beau Biden, was 46 years old and died May 30 in Bethesda of brain cancer.

Residents to Leave Water Street Condos for Repairs

Residents of a high-end, 72-unit building on the Georgetown waterfront will be moving out temporarily for repairs to a structure just over ten years old.

$13-Billion Budget Treats Georgetown: Hyde-Addison, Canal Fix, New Barge, Bridge Lighting -- and Gondola Study

While a gondola study gets more attention, it is good news -- and a victory for parents -- that Hyde-Addison will have construction begin June 2016.

Bowser, Evans Cheer Progress of D.C., Salute Georgetown Citizens

Fresh from a budget approval by the D.C. Council, an exuberant Mayor Bowser and Jack Evans headlined the Citizen Association of Georgetown's annual meeting.

Weekend Round Up May 28, 2015

Last weekend of May: Awesome Con, golf for U.S. Army history at Fort Belvoir, Twilight Jumpers at Great Meadows, Cupcake tour of Georgetown, Upperville Horse Show.

'Caine Mutiny' Author, Former Georgetowner Herman Wouk Turns 100

Herman Wouk and his wife Betty lived at N and Potomac Streets for decades. His memoir will be published in December.

Mayor Bowser to Join Citizens in Honoring Evans, Downs, Kuno, Others

Mayor Muriel Bowser will speak at the annual meeting of the Citizens Association Georgetown on Wednesday, May 27 -- awardees include Councilman Jack Evans, Barbara Downs and Sachiko Kuno.

Other Suspects Possible in Quadruple Murder; Funeral Set for June 1

Prosecutors maintain that others may have been involved in the May 14 murders of Savvas, Amy and Philip Savopoulos and Veralicia Figueroa.

D.C.'s Memorial Day Parade Is Special, but Also One of Many

In hundreds and thousands of places all across these United States, everyone was doing some version of the same thing, this National Memorial Day.

'Got Him': Police Arrest Prime Suspect in Woodley Park Murders, Along with 5 Others

Late Thursday night, U.S. marshals and officers from the Metropolitan Police Department arrested Daron Dylon Wint, 34, the prime ...

Mystery Cannonball Jumper to Celebrate D.C. Pools with Mayor Bowser

The Department of Parks and Recreation will officially open all District DPR 18 outdoor pools, 24 spray parks and four children's pools, as well as 11 indoor pools on Saturday.

Police Name, Search for Suspect in Woodley Park Murders

A pizza crust helped police name Daron Dylon Wint, 34, a suspect in the May 14 quadruple murders in Woodley Park. He is thought to be in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Weekend Round Up May 21, 2015

What's happening now: Georgetown ambassadorial training, culinary music at Salamander, whiskey dinner at Ri Ra, Peabody sculpture unveiling.

4 Restaurant Liquor Licenses in Georgetown Available 

Four alcoholic beverage licenses will be open for application this summer for restaurants in Georgetown, according to D.C.'s ...

Georgetown University Professor Sentenced to Death in Egypt

Public policy professor Emad Shahin has been sentenced to death in Egypt on charges of espionage. Luckily for him, he's safe in Washington, D.C., as a visiting professor at Georgetown University.

D.C. Cracks Down on Unlicensed Rentals

That was the case when D.C. Superior Court Judge Maurice Ross ordered Douglas G. Jefferies, the owner of a ...

The Latest Issue of The Georgetowner

Check out our annual swimsuit issue, just in time for Memorial Day. Read about booming Tysons Corner. And, as always, the latest local news, food and travel, and reports on the D.C. social scene.

Police Seek Person of Interest in Quadruple Homicide in Woodley Park

The horrific and dramatic murder in a well-to-do D.C. neighborhood has made international headlines and hit home for those who knew them.

District Council Complete: Todd, May Sworn in

With the addition of newly elected Brandon Todd and LaRuby May, the District Council sits at full force for the first time in five months.

Georgetown Rabbi Sentenced to 6 1/2 Years for Voyeurism

Barry Freundel, former rabbi of Kesher Israel Congregation at 28th and N Streets NW, was sentenced to six-and-a-half years in ...

Bluesman B.B. King (1925-2015): the Thrill Is Not Gone for Us

Bluesman B.B. King, a legend in his and many people’s times, a man who personified the music he ...

Weekend Round Up May 14, 2015

Coming right up: Freer discussion on art and money, Jackson Art Center open house, Cathedral Choral Society's opera choruses, learn about the Lululemon lifestyle, concert at Dumbarton House.

Obama at Georgetown: 'It's Hard Being Poor'

A unique panel met May 12 at Georgetown University's Gaston Hall to discuss the difficult topic of poverty in America. One of the panelists happened to be the President of the United States.

Expanded Sidewalks Are Back for Graduation

This weekend, the Georgetown BID will widen sidewalks on M Street, provide subsidized parking for drivers and more to accommodate Georgetown University and George Washington University graduation attendees.

It's the Garden Tour but a People Show, Too

Saturday's Georgetown Garden Tour – the 87th annual – showed off eight of the town's gardens, different in its own way -- and brought friends and neighbors together.

One of Two ‘Good-Looking’ Thieves Arrested

A suspect believed to be one of the two well-dressed, “beautiful” robbers who mugged two Georgetown students (at two locations) at gunpoint was arrested May 8.

Friday Is Bike-to-Work Day

On May 15, Bike-to-Work Day, bicyclists can stop by one of 79 pit stops throughout D.C., Maryland and Virginia to receive refreshments and enter into a raffle for a bicycle giveaway.

Murder Case of Albrecht Muth to Become Film, Starring Christoph Waltz

The life-and-death drama of Viola Drath and her murderous husband Albrecht Muth -- dubbed "The Worst Marriage in Georgetown" -- is set to become a movie.

GW's Knapp: 'Universities Key Part of Urban Cultural Landscape'

GWU President Steven Knapp spoke at the Georgetown Media Group’s Cultural Leadership Breakfast about the university's many efforts, including the Corcoran and the Textile Museum.

Remembering Fallen D.C. Firefighter Kevin McRae

D.C. firefighter Kevin McRae collapsed and died after the fire in Shaw May 6. The cause of his death is not yet known. He is the District's 100th fallen firefighter.

Weekend Round Up May 7, 2015

What is coming up now: Opera on Tap, Mother's Day Tea at City Tavern, twilight polo at Great Meadow, VinoFest D.C. and viewing sumo matches at Dalkaya.

Edens Unveiled: The 87th Georgetown Garden Tour

Every year, eventually, spring comes to Washington.

The long-awaited season is an outward-bound explosion, an effusion of nature, basking in ...

Helping to End Human Trafficking: Two Women, Two Organizations

April 16 was the 153rd anniversary of the abolition of slavery in Washington, D.C. More than 3,000 enslaved ...

Mother's Day Weekend Highlights

Looking to treat mom to brunch, flowers or even a boat ride? Georgetown offers a variety of uniqueness for Mother's Day.

Freddie Gray Rally

On April 29, DC Ferguson led a rally for Freddie Gray, the unarmed black man who died after his spine ...

Rash of Car Break-ins Leads to Arrest

A local man, Jahmar Thaxter, was arrested April 22 in connection with 19 car break-ins that took place across the ...

Georgetown ANC Tonight: Hyde-Addison School 2016 Budget; Address by Jack Evans

The Georgetown-Burleith Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2E will discuss budget funding for the Hyde-Addison addition and renovation.

5 More Speed Cameras Set Up Around Town

Five new speed enforcement cameras in the District were activated by the Metropolitan Police Department May 4.

Ben E. King: His Songs Stand by Us

Ben E. King’s songs and the songs of the Drifters are part of rock’s great American songbook, like “Spanish Harlem,” “Up on the Roof,” “This Magic Moment," "I Count the Tears" and “Stand By Me.”

Fire Shutters Good Stuff Eatery

A kitchen fire on Saturday morning shut down Good Stuff Eatery at 3291 M St. NW on May 2. There were no injuries, and the fire caused minimal damage.

Watergate Evacuated After Parking Garage Collapse

Updated 5:30 p.m.

A three-story, partial collapse of a parking garage occurred around 10 a.m. Friday, May ...

Weekend Roundup April 30

Another very busy weekend: Gold Cup, Landon Garden Festival, Glen Echo Art Walk and Middleburg Field Day

D.C. Group Marches in Support of Freddie Gray

D.C. Ferguson led a rally on April 29 evening for Freddie Gray from Chinatown to the Wilson Building on Pennsylvania Avenue.

Around the World Embassy Tour This Weekend

The Around the World Embassy Tour is a free event, taking place this Saturday, May 2.

Hillary Clinton Finishes April Fundraisers in D.C.

Candidate Hillary Clinton visited the Georgetown home of Elizabeth Frawley Bagley on 29th Street in Georgetown for an afternoon fundraising luncheon April 30.

In Council Elections With Bowser Allies: Todd Wins; May Leads

Score one for team Bowser. You’ll have to wait on number two.

That’s what happened in the District ...

Baltimore on Edge -- and on TV

If reading about the news in a newspaper allows for a certain amount of detachment, perspective and evaluation, watching news ...

Board Votes No to Historic Status for Heating Plant

The vote by the D.C. Historic Preservation Review Board allows an easier path for design review and approval for the development of the West Heating Plant on 29th Street in Georgetown.

New Traffic Signal Timing Begins Friday for Downtown, Georgetown

Almost 650 intersections in the greater downtown Washington, D.C., area will undergo traffic signal "timing optimization" on Friday, April 24. The project continues throughout May.

Weekend Roundup, April 23

The biggest weekend is here: ‘Trading Futures’ at Artist's Proof, Dumbarton House walking tour, D.C. Filmfest closing, National Arboretum Garden Fair along with Georgetown House Tour and Georgetown French Market.

Bill Clinton Speaks at Georgetown University

Former President (and potential first man) William Jefferson Clinton spoke Tuesday, April 21, at Georgetown University. Clinton’s hour-long speech ...

The Second District’s New Commander

Melvin Gresham was promoted to commander of the Second District on April 6. He formerly served as a captain in ...

Recognition for Hometown Tennis Heroes of Jim Crow Era

Few people know that the Williams sisters weren’t the first African American siblings to take tennis by storm. Before ...

Second Life: Jim Graham Does Adult Entertainment

Former D.C. Council member Jim Graham is taking on a new career. He is now special events director at ...

12th Annual French Market

This Friday and Saturday, visitors to the stretch of upper Wisconsin Avenue known as Book Hill may feel like calling ...

The Latest Issue of The Georgetowner

In the April 22 Georgetowner, check "Tour Couture" and details on Saturday's Georgetown House Tour and the entire French Market list -- along with news, features, real estate and social scene.

S&R Foundation to Buy Fillmore School Property

S&R Foundation has signed a contract with George Washington University to purchase the Fillmore School property on 35th Street ...

Bill Clinton to Speak at Georgetown University

Former President Bill Clinton is set to speak at Georgetown University on Tuesday in the third lecture of a series about public service revolving around the former president.

Celebs and Dignitaries Take Over the National Mall for Earth Day Concert

The Global Citizen 2015 Earth Concert packed the National Mall with people all day long on April 18. The concert was powered by solar energy, while food trucks all over the mall fed concertgoers.

Weekend Round Up April 16

All right now: "Forms of a Journey" at All We Art; Spring Art Walk on Book Hill; Earth Day rally and concert on the National Mall; civil rights concert at Metropolitan A.M.E. Church.

Attorney General Racine Meets With Local Business Group

"The public interest is our client," said Attorney General for the District of Columbia Karl Racine to members of the ...

Mika Brzezinski Wants You to Know Your Value

Mika Brzezinski may be the co-host of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” and a New York Times best selling author but she’s also leading a conversation about empowering women in the workforce.

Clinton Begins Her Presidential Run

A 1991 Georgetowner photograph shows past and present familiarity for D.C. and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

Suicide Near Capitol Building on Saturday

On Saturday afternoon, as tourists flocked to the Tidal Basin and the National Mall to view the cherry blossoms, Leo P. Thornton, a 22-year-old from Illinois, shot and killed himself near the U.S. Capitol building.

D.C. Emancipation Day Events This Thursday

This Thursday, April 16 marks the 153rd anniversary of the abolition of slavery in Washington, D.C. The day's events will include a parade, a concert, movie screenings, fireworks and more.

Gunter Grass (1927-2015): Re-Righting Painful German Memories

The Nobel laureate wrote of German literary, cultural, societal and moral loss of memory or re-arranging of the same, which afflicted many adult Germans who survived World War II.

Sidewalks to Expand for Final Cherry Blossom Weekend

This weekend, the Georgetown Business Improvement District will widen sidewalks on M street to accommodate increased foot traffic from tourism around the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

Weekend Round Up April 9, 2015

A busy weekend is upon us: Civil War lecture, D.C. Design House preview, Blessing of the Fleets, Shakespeare's birthday, the Hoya newspaper's 95th, Upperville Daffodil Show and Salomé Chamber Orchestra.

Second Arrest Made in Hotel Murder Case

A second person was arrested on Wednesday morning in connection with the stabbing death of lawyer David Messerschmitt, who was ...

Bowser Promises Streetcars ‘All the Way to Georgetown’

Mayor Bowser gave her State of the District Address March 31. She voiced a commitment to improved education in the ...

Wisconsin Avenue and M Street: Second Most Dangerous Intersection?

The District Department of Transportation has identified the city’s most dangerous intersections for pedestrians, and most are downtown. Overall ...

Old and New Transportation Choices -- and 34th Street Traffic Jam

The Citizens Association of Georgetown met March 25 at Malmaison at 34th and Water streets for “Talking Traffic, Transportation & Bridges ...

Spotted in Georgetown: Gio Gonzalez

Gio Gonzalez, starting pitcher for the Washington Nationals, was seen shopping along M Street April 7 with friends and his ...

Georgetown House Tour on April 25 Will Feature Quality Hill Mansion on Prospect Street and 7 Other Homes

The Georgetown House Tour, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., on Saturday, April 25, will open the doors to ...

Jackson Art Center Lease Extended to 2018

The Jackson Art Center at 3050 R St. NW has successfully negotiated with the District government an extension of its ...

Meet the New Boss

Ever since Muriel Bowser – not unexpectedly – won the November general election, becoming the District of Columbia’s second female mayor ...

Telling the World’s Stories from a Sustainable D.C. Home

On a rainy Friday morning in April, a throng of visitors waited for their tour time inside the new National ...

In the Shadow of Abraham Lincoln

No single group of Americans is as revered in American hearts and minds – minds, especially – as the Founding Fathers, that ...

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Spring Gallery Walk, April 17

The annual Spring Art Walk, presented by Georgetown galleries on Book Hill, will take place on April 17.

Club Monaco to Take Over Rhino Bar Space

Four years after the Ralph Lauren-owned retailer departed Georgetown, Club Monaco will take over the Rhino Bar space at 3295 M St. NW.

Nationals Celebrate Opening Day, 10 Years and All-Star Game

For the Washington Nationals, the future is now, as in this season, their 10th anniversary. It was also announced that Washington, D.C., would host the 2018 All-Star Game.

Weekend Round Up April 2, 2015

Cherry Blossom Festival: Paper Tube Shelter Challenge; Leadership Greater Washington Award Dinner -- and the Cultural Leadership Breakfast with Kim Sajet on April 9.

Bowser’s State of the District: Accountability, Affordable Housing, Streetcars to Georgetown

Mayor Muriel Bowser delivered her inaugural State of the District Address March 31 at the Lincoln Theatre.

Bowser's main ...

Join Us April 9 for the Cultural Leadership Breakfast, Featuring Kim Sajet

Meet Kim Sajet, director of the National Portrait Gallery, at Georgetown Media Group's next Cultural Leadership Breakfast on Thursday, April 9, from 8 to 9:30 a.m.

Billionaire Investor Peter Thiel to Bring 'Zero to One' Lessons to Georgetown University

Peter Thiel, the multi-billionaire investor who founded PayPal and Palantir Technologies and played a key role in funding Facebook, SpaceX and LinkedIn, lectures at Georgetown University tomorrow.

Georgetown-Burleith ANC Tonight: Attorney General, West Heating Plant, Prospect Place Zoning

ANC 2E plans to discuss the heating plant, new shops on Prospect Street, new construction on Domino's Pizza property and the Dumbarton Street house work done without permits.

Bowser to Deliver Her First State of the District Address

Mayor Muriel Bowser will deliver her first State of the District address—based on the theme, “Pathways to the Middle Class”—5:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 31, at the Lincoln Theatre.

Citizens Meeting Takes on Old and New Transportation Choices -- and Traffic, of Course

After the traffic and transit talk, it is on to the DDOT meeting on parking -- 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 1, at St. John's Church on O Street.

Business Ins: Warby Parker, Crumbs & Whiskers and Maxime

A new casual French concept Maxime opens tonight, while Crumbs & Whiskers and Warby Parker are planning openings later this year.

Weekend Round Up March 26, 2015

This weekend: "Bye Bye Birdie" at Georgetown Visitation, an a cappella extravaganza at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library, the International Rueda De Casino Multi Flash Mob 2015 and more.

A. James Clark: He Built This City

There’s an old saying that goes something like “by his deeds shall you know him" with regard to summing up a person’s life. For A. James Clark, it was more like "by Washington's cityscape, you shall know him."

Beyond the Blossoms: One Company’s Mission to Preserve Tradition

Each spring, the National Cherry Blossom Festival celebrates the Japanese gift to the United States of more than 3,000 ...

Enjoying the Cherry Blossoms on Land and Water

The Tidal Basin is about to get very cherry and crowded. Here are some other ways to enjoy spring and the cherry blossoms of Washington, D.C.

The Latest Issue of The Georgetowner

Be the first to read the new issue of The Georgetowner, featuring a cover story on Blues Alley's 50th anniversary, two cherry blossom features, a profile on EagleBank's new political endeavors and late-breaking news.

A.U. Professor Sentenced for Stealing Prescription Drugs

American University professor David Pitts was sentenced to a year and one day in prison for second-degree burglary, after he was caught starting fires near and stealing pills and prescription pads from an building on New Mexico Avenue.

Where in the World Is Walter Fauntroy?

D.C. civil rights activist Walter Fauntroy is missing after fleeing the country in the face of a warrant for his arrest. The State Department has revoked his passport, and his family believes he's somewhere in Africa.

Potholepalooza Begins April 1

Potholepalooza, the D.C. Department of Transportation's "War on Potholes," kicks off April 1 with on-demand pothole fixes.

Man Mugged by 3 at Volta Place

A Latino man was attacked and robbed near 34th Street and Volta Place around 8 p.m., Sunday, March 22, according to the Metropolitan Police Department.

NCAA Men's Basketball: Arizona to Win It All

Retired editor and publisher David Roffman did a great job predicting the Oscar winners. Here's his take on "March Madness" and who the winner will be.

Weekend Round Up March 19, 2015

Coming right up: Thos. Moser Grand Opening, 6th Annual Move Me Festival, Illusions of Georgetown's Grand Opening and Sanctuary Music by Candlelight.

Parents Who Left Kids in Car for Wine Tasting Enter Plea Deal

D.C. parents accused of leaving their two young children in a car while they attended a wine tasting on a January night have accepted a plea deal.

Business Leaders Call at Orange Anchor, Spotlight Spotluck

The Georgetown Business Association met up March 18 to talk local business, of course, and enjoy the recently opened Orange Anchor on the waterfront.

Watergate Hotel Marks Topping Off, Set for Summer Opening

With Mayor Muriel Bowser and others on hand, the new owners of the Watergate Hotel promise retro glamour and grand luxury with a $125-million renovation.

Jury Finds Rahul Gupta Guilty of Killing Georgetown Law Student

On Monday afternoon, a jury found Rahul Gupta guilty of first-degree murder in the death of Mark Waugh amid a love triangle that involved Gupta's girlfriend.

Overnight Delivery Pilot Program Coming to D.C.

This spring, the D.C. Department of Transportation will start testing methods of persuading delivery companies and businesses to complete deliveries between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. to prevent traffic.

On This St. Paddy's Day, Celebrate Words, Songs and Say a Prayer, Too

These days, St. Patrick’s Day, the American national holiday saluting this country’s Irish heritage with parades, green beer, Guinness and leprechauns driving convertibles, sneaks up on you.

Weekend Round Up March 12, 2015

Up for the weekend: Rock and Roll for children, Cloverfest, Dumbarton House chamber music -- and "A Culinary History in 100 Bites."

Wollesen of the Clarice Touts Bringing Arts to Younger Audiences

Mark Wollesen, executive director of the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland, as the speaker of the Georgetowner’s monthly Cultural Leadership Breakfast, fit the spirit of spring March 12.

Mapping Rents in D.C. 'Hoods: Georgetown Is Tops

As if anyone needed another reminder about how expensive housing is in the District of Columbia, apartment rental site Zumper mapped the cost of a month’s rent in a one-bedroom apartment in D.C. neighborhoods.

Death of a Cemetery: Mt. Zion's Disrepair

Gentrification of the dead is alive and well in Georgetown. Stand in just the right spots among the sloped and manicured lawns, towering monuments and gleaming headstones of Oak Hill Cemetery and you can see past a rusted chain-link fence to a massive pile of tumbled and crumbling concrete markers.

Mayor Muriel Bowser: First 60 Days in Office

It’s been a busy time for new Mayor Muriel Bowser, who seems to have made a whirlwind of her own in the two months since her inauguration.

Yarrow Mamout: African American History on Dent Place

The property at 3324 Dent Place NW was the home – and possibly the final resting spot – of Yarrow Mamout (c ...

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Georgetowner's Cultural Leadership Breakfast: March 12, 2015

Martin Wollesen, executive director at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, speaks at the George Town Club on March 12 as part of the Georgetowner's Cultural Leadership Breakfast series.

Historic Neams' Property Gets N.Y. Owner

Home to a legendary Georgetown food market, the Neams' property, empty for almost a year, has found a buyer

Weekend Roundup March 5 2015

This weekend: the House Mountain Horse Show, the 40th annual Washington Antiquarian Book Fair, the Citizens Association Kick-off party, and more.

Georgetown Takes a March Snow Day

A March 5 snow storm shut down Georgetown, Washington, D.C., and the entire region, along with half the East Coast.

Glover Park Hardware to Reopen in New Space

Glover Park Hardware owners Gina Schaefer and Marc Friedman announced on March 3 that the store is reopening at a new location on Wisconsin Ave. NW.

West End Cinema To Close at End of March

Beloved indie movie theatre West End Cinema will close in the end of March, co-founder and general manager Josh Levin ...

Georgetown-Burleith ANC Meets Tonight: Jackson Art Center, Cat Cafe, Domino's Pizza Site, Dent Place Property

Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2E will hold its March meeting at 6:30 p.m. tonight at Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School, 35th Street and Volta Place NW.

West End Library Reduced to Rubble

The former West End Library has been completely demolished to make way for a new EastBanc project. Piles of rubble and large construction equipment cover the lot.

Former Seattle Chief to Head D.C. Fire Department

Former Seattle Fire Chief Gregory Dean was named to head Washington, D.C.’s Fire Department on March 2 by Mayor Muriel Bowser who touted Dean's experience as fire chief in Seattle.

Mayor's Office Tells Business Group: 'Spend More Money'

Mayor Bowser couldn't attend the Feb. 25 GBA meeting but sent a senior advisor in her place who urged Georgetown businesses to "spend more money."

Weekend Round Up February 26. 2015

This weekend in town: the Twentythirtysomething Book Club, a tour of the unfinished 2015 DC Design House, a lecture on Aaron Burr at the Georgetown Library and more!

Last Chance for Waterfront Skating

Don't miss your last chance to skate at the Washington Harbour rink! The rink closes Sunday, March 1 before transitioning back to a fountain.

Armed Carjacking Occurs in Front of 7-Eleven on P Street

Two men, one of whom was armed, demanded keys from a female driver and took her Mercedes SUV parked on P Street in Georgetown Feb. 25.

Smoke and Fire at Steve Madden Building

On Wednesday, Feb. 25, just before 10:40 a.m. smoke poured out of the Steve Madden building at 3109 M St. NW in Georgetown. No one was injured by the fire that caused the smoke.

MacArthur Boulevard Safeway Safe for Now

Members from the Palisades Citizens Association recently met informally with Safeway officials and others involved in the proposed project at ...

Chief Wins Whistleblower Lawsuit

“This is a clear violation of the District of Columbia Whistleblower Protection Act,” said Metropolitan Police Department officer Hilton Burton ...

Survey Shows Support for Glen Echo Trolley Trail Upgrades

According to a new community survey conducted by the Palisades Citizens Association, local residents support upgrading the old Glen Echo ...

Media Critic David Carr, 1956-2015

Most of us who practice – or practiced – what remains of the still enduring, alluring profession of journalism deal in stories ...

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Chinese New Year Family Fun at American Art Museum

It is the year of the Sheep, as the Chinese New Year was celebrated at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, next to Chinatown.

Power Outages, Smoke and Fire Hit Metro, Streetcar Over Snowy Weekend

Problems started Friday morning when the power went out at the L’Enfant Plaza station. Then, smoke caused evacuations at three Metro stations over the weekend.

The Oscars: Washing Away Sins, Awarding the Favored

The 87th Academy Awards Show was held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles Feb. 22 with all the expected winner, especially "Birdman."

Weekend Round Up February 19, 2015

This weekend: Chinese New Year celebrations downtown, Orange Anchor opens for brunch, the D.C. shorts film festival comes to town and more!

Georgetown Library Closed for 3 Weeks Because of Burst Pipe

Because of the cold, a sprinkler pipe burst Feb. 13. Water slightly damaged the Peabody Room with its historic collection of Georgetown artifacts on the top floor and leaked to the lower floors of the Georgetown Neighborhood Library on R Street.

After Theater J, Ari Roth Widens Vision With Mosaic

Ari Roth, now heading a new theater project after his 18 years with Theater J, sets his sights high for a vast array of dramatic tales to tell in the seasons ahead.

Arnaud de Borchgrave, Legendary Newsman, Dies at 88

The debonair Washington newsman Arnaud de Borchgrave, former editor-in-chief of the Washington Times and foreign correspondent for Newsweek for 30 years, died Feb. 15.

Georgetown and D.C. Take a Snow Day

It was most significant snowfall of the winter for D.C. and its suburbs -- at least enough to get a day off for most people.

Rhino Bar Auctioning Off Its Contents

Closing Feb. 28, Rhino Bar is selling off its rhino head, signs from the old bars, Winston's and the Shamrock, and a lot of signed jerseys from famous athletes.

Weekend Round Up February 12, 2015

For the long weekend: Georgetown Arts at the House of Sweden, "Crimes of Passion" at the Crime Museum, "Chicago" at National Theatre, Cupid's Undie Run and Valentine's dinner at Via Umbria.

FBI Director at G.U.: Don't Let Police Off the Hook

“I’m not willing to let law enforcement off the hook,” FBI Director James B. Comey said in a speech about policing and race Thursday at Georgetown University’s Gaston Hall.

'O Captain! My Captain! Our Fearful Trip Is Done' – Presidents’ Day Doings

Today is Abraham Lincoln's birthday. The 16th president was assassinated 150 years ago in Washington, D.C.

Georgetown’s Future: Dreams and Realities


The Washington watchword is change: change everywhere. Change in Adams Morgan, change in Petworth, Brookland, big ...

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All Things Media: It’s Not About Brian

Obviously, the latest media brouhaha is all about the NBC News anchor Brian Williams, but it is as much about where NBC News is heading.

CAG Arts Show Opens Feb. 12

The Georgetown Arts Show, hosted by Citizens Association of Georgetown, kicks off at the House of Sweden Thursday, Feb 12., and runs through Feb. 15.

Rhino Bar to Close Feb. 28

The legendary Rhino Bar and Pumphouse, popular with Georgetown University students, will close Feb. 28.

Georgetowner Cultural Leadership Breakfast Featuring Ari Roth

Ari Roth of Mosaic Theater Company of D.C., a new company, will be this year's first speaker at Georgetown Media Group’s Cultural Leadership Breakfast Feb. 19 at the George Town Club.

Rabbi Refuses to Vacate Synagogue-owned House

Disgraced Rabbi Barry Freundel, not longer at Kesher Israel, is still living at an O Street house, provided for him for decades.

Weekend Round Up February 5, 2015

Coming right up: Taste of the Nation D.C., "Anytime/Anywhere" at Calloway, Neil Simon at Anacostia -- and Ari Roth at the Georgetowner's Cultural Leadership Breakfast, Feb. 19.

The Georgetown to Embark on Major Renovation

The Georgetown, the assisted-living facility on Q Street, will undergo a multi-million-dollar renovation. It is expected to begin in May and take about a year to complete.

Macy’s to Buy Bluemercury for $210 Million

In a sale that can buy a lot of beauty products for the Becks, Macy's is set to buy Bluemercury, founded in Georgetown in 1999.

Lawsuit From Charlie Sheen Escort Goes to Trial

MPD Captain Hilton Burton filed a whistleblower lawsuit after he was demoted following a police escort of actor Charlie Sheen nearly four years ago.

Georgetown-Burleith ANC Meets Tonight: Penn. Ave. Bridge Update; Alexander Baptist Church Condos

Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2E will hold its February meeting, 6:30 p.m., Feb. 2, at Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School.

Parents Arrested for Leaving Kids in Car During Wine Tasting

The toddlers were alone in a car for about an hour in the 28-degree weather, while parents sampled wine at a restaurant. Police were called.

Weekend Roundup January 29, 2015

This weekend: The International Spy Museum's Spy Fest, the Sugarloaf Craft Festivals, "Chapter Two by Neil Simon" and more!

Amid Campus Discussions, G.U. Board to Consider Divestment of Fossil Fuel Stocks

The Committee for Investments and Social Responsibility at Georgetown University rejected a proposal by the student-run campaign, G.U. Fossil ...

City Deficit Grows with Firefighters' Overtime Settlement

A 14-year quarrel about overtime pay for the District’s firefighters is about to come to a head – at the ...

The Georgetowner's January 28, 2014 Issue

Read the latest issue of The Georgetowner featuring a profile of the Capella's new head chef Frank Ruta, a preview of upcoming performing arts show, the latest local news and more.

Ernie Banks: a Baseball Legend Who Was Real

We remember baseball legend and Chicago Cub Ernie Banks, who died of a heart attack at 83 on Jan. 23.

Update: Drone Causes White House Lockdown

A drone about 2 feet in diameter caused a two-hour lockdown at the White House early on Jan. 26 when it nearby.

Winter Storm Juno Hits D.C.

While the wet weather keeps coming, it's unlikely that snow accumulation overnight will cause serious problems for morning commuters.

Weekend Round Up January 22, 2015

This weekend, check out "The Widow Lincoln" at Ford's Theatre, "Hot to Cold" at the Building Museum, a soup competition and more!

Auto Show Pulls Up for 10 Days at Convention Center

The Washington Auto Show begins Jan. 23 through Feb. 1 with ten days of exhibits, entertainment, celebrity sightings and contests.

Cannonball! 19th-Century Weapon Upends 21th-Century Neighborhood

Georgetowners were startled on the afternoon of Jan. 21 by traffic and road closures caused by the discovery of a cannonball in a neighbor's home.

Fillmore School Property Lists for $14 Million

Ready to be sold by GW, the Fillmore School property is listed for $14 million by TTR Sotheby’s International Realty.

Weekend Round Up January 15, 2015

The Georgetowner weekend round up, featuring Ice Yards at the Yards Park, a wine tasting open house at Via Umbria and more!

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The Golden Globes Continue to Amaze

The Golden Globe Awards show, the annual movie and television awards party, presented by 93 mostly obscure members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, has became a must-watch Sunday night television event.

Charlie Hebdo: Perhaps Not So Fast

The terrorist attacks in Paris last week just might go beyond Charlie Hebdo and just might show up in the U.S.

The Coolness of Rod Taylor and Hotness of Anita Ekberg

We lost Anita Ekberg and Rod Taylor this week. They were sexy and smart and not to be forgotten.

Update: P Street 7-Eleven Robbed Twice in 48 Hours

The 7-Eleven on the east side of Georgetown was robbed early Jan. 7, and again at 2 a.m. on Jan. 9.

'Je Suis Charlie' Vigil at Newseum Joins Global Protest Against Paris Terror

As many held vigils in Europe for the Jan. 7 terrorist victims in Paris, Washingtonians also gathered at the Newseum to pay tribute to the 12 massacred by Islamic extremists.

Weekend Round Up January 8, 2015

Weekend update: Elvis's birthday party at Gala Hispanic Theatre, Kids in the Kitchen at Children’s National Medical Center, Portraits of Le Corbusier, Citizens' oral history program at City Tavern.

Proposed Hotel on P Street to Open in September

A 15-room boutique hotel, the Avery, is planned for the 2600 block of P Street NW.

Georgetown-Burleith ANC Meets Tonight: DDOT Bridge Report; Duke Ellington; P Street Hotel

The Georgetown-Burleith ANC will hold its monthly meeting tonight to discuss upcoming area projects.

Freeze Hits Local Pinkberrys as Franchisee Files for Chapter 7

The future of D.C. area Pinkberry stores is in question as the local franchisee files for Chapter 7 bankruptcy.

McFadden's Closed After 5 Stabbed; 1 Stabbed at Zanzibar Club

McFadden's and Zanzibar have both been closed indefinitely after stabbings occurred inside both establishments.

Women Who Run D.C.: Bowser, Henderson, Lanier on 'Meet the Press'

Washington, D.C., is the only big city in the U.S. to have women in the three leading jobs of mayor, school chancellor and police chief.

Inaugural 2015: Back to the Future With Mayor Bowser

Mayor Muriel Bowser was inaugurated today as the Mayor of the District of Columbia at the Washington Convention Center. She is D.C.'s seventh elected mayor under home rule and its second female mayor.

It's Not Too Late to Ring in 2015 With Panache and Fun

Wherever you decide to go on New Years’ Eve, the Georgetowner wishes you the best as you celebrate bringing in 2015!

D.C. Fisheries & Wildlife Department May Bail Out NPS to Fix Fletcher’s Boathouse

A D.C. department may have the money to help fix up Fletcher's Cove and Boathouse, if it can get the place termed non-commercial.

Near and Far: Those Who Left Us in 2014

The losses add up in different ways in different years. In our world in Washington, where local news is national news and vice versa, some losses loom larger than others.

In His Last Days as Mayor, Gray Says Goodbye at Parties, Ribbon Cuttings

Mayor Vince Gray is saying good-bye with a hearty handshake to friends and acknowledging his achievements -- and the bittersweet tug that he would have liked to serve four more years.

WNO's 'Little Prince': a Perfect Fable for Kids and Grown-ups

“The Little Prince” is a kind of survivor’s fable which offers tools not only to use to forge ahead and enlarge heart and soul. Twelve-year-old Henry Wager sings movingly as a boy soprano, but it’s his stage presence that is undeniable.

Duke Ellington Gets Official Groundbreaking for Its Modernization Project

The 35th Street school is closed until September 2016 for redesign, renovation and additions. The interior of the school will contain an atrium and a new 850-seat theater. The rooftop will have a classroom along with limited-use space.

However the Fashion, It's Great to See Redskins Win

You know it is turning out to be a great day, when the Washington Redskins beat the Philadelphia Eagles, and so many other interesting things happen.

Weekend Round Up December 18, 2014

Coming up: "Christmas by the Letter" at Georgetown Lutheran, Christmas lights at Mount Vernon, Christmas in Fairfax, Christmas at Oatlands.

GBA Elects New Officers, Celebrates at Ukrainian Embassy

The Georgetown Business Association elected a totally new group of its top four officers at the Embassy of Ukraine, where U.S-Ukraine friendship was also recognized.

Glover Park Hardware to Close Jan. 15

Confirmed: the popular Glover Park Hardware Store, at 2251 Wisconsin Ave. NW for almost 10 years, will close its door Jan. 15.

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Fan Favorite, Nats Fest Returns to the Convention Center

Players and fans mingled at the annual Nats Fest that included autographs, photos, batting practice, merchandise and fun.

'Famous Puppet Death Scenes': Yes, Puppets Can Die

This is Woolly Mammoth’s kind of Christmas, or to be more accurate, the Old Trout Puppet Workshop, a group of long-time pals and puppeteers from our friends up north in Canada.

Clock Hands Back on Healy Tower After Theft

A time-honored tradition returned last week, but Georgetown University managers were prepared to replace stolen hands from the clock tower.

Bowser Heads to San Francisco to Push D.C. Olympic Bid

Mayor-elect Muriel Bowser has joined a delegation heading to San Francisco Dec. 16 to make a final pitch for the District as a candidate to host the 2024 Olympics.

Weekend Round Up December 11, 2014

It is looking a lot like Hanukkah and Christmas: Georgetown Glow's light shows, the Georgetown Phantoms and St. Lucia Youth Choir at Grace Church, the Gallery at Iona and Tea With Santa at Dumbarton House.

Journalism Isn’t Dead – Yet

The bad news: Bill Cosby rape allegations and student rape stories at the University of Virginia. The good news: we expect fair and truthful reporting. Accuracy still matters.

2014 National Christmas Lighting at the Ellipse

Actor Tom Hanks and singer-songwriter and actress Rita Wilson co-hosted the 92nd annual National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony Dec. 4 ...

D.C.'s Long Good-Bye to Marion Barry

The three days of services and tributes to former Washington, D.C., Mayor Marion S. Barry, Jr., ended Saturday, Nov ...

Georgetown Law Student Sues University, Synagogue

A student at Georgetown University Law Center is suing the university, Kesher Israel and National Capital Mikvah, according to NBC4 ...

Multiple-Assailant Sexual Assault at G.W.

Three suspects allegedly sexually assaulted a female student at George Washington University in an alleyway near the intersection of 24th ...

Jogger Hurt at 28th & Q

A car struck and seriously injured a pedestrian around 4 p.m. on Nov. 26 at 28th and Q streets ...

Weekend Round Up December 4, 2014

The Georgetowner's weekend round up, featuring the Potomack Company Design Online Auction Preview, the Smithsonian Holiday Festival and more.

Schedule and Traffic Alert: 3 Days of Memorials for Mayor Marion Barry

Former Mayor Marion Barry's memorial services spread far and wide over the next three days. Traffic will too.

The Media Set Him Up: Brown’s Stepfather

No one but the media heard Michael Brown's stepfather Louis Head shout, "Burn the b**** down!" so how could he have incited a riot?

Down Dog Yoga's Owners Go With the Flow

When Patty Ivey opened Down Dog Yoga in 2003, her intention was to leave the teaching to her partner, yoga ...

Woman, Dog Pulled From C&O Canal

A woman and her dog were rescued from the C&O Canal near 31st and M Streets NW on Nov ...

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The latest issue of The Georgetowner features "The One and Only Marion Barry", Ferguson marchers in Georgetown, and a holiday shopping guide.

Georgetown-Burleith ANC Meets Tonight: Hyde-Addison School; C&O Canal Dock

This evening's meeting will feature looks at plans for the expansion of Hyde-Addison Elementary School and a proposed dock on the C&O Canal, along with a public safety report.

Michele Conley (1962 to 2014): A Braveheart Against Cancer

A fighter to the end, Michele Conley, founder of Living in Pink, a cancer research charity, died of cancer Nov. 28.

Vincent Orange Talks Small Business at Carr Workplaces

Meet Councilmember VIncent Orange at the Carr Workplaces at 16th Street and Downtowner staffers for a talk about small businesses in D.C.

'Five Guys Named Moe': Heady Stew of Blues, R&B and Swagger

At Arena Stage, "Five Guys Named Moe" features five terrific singers with a lot of range, and even more moves, who dazzle with attitude.

Marchers Halt Georgetown Traffic to Protest Ferguson Decision

The D.C. Ferguson movement marched into Georgetown on Small Business Saturday Nov. 29 to make their statements and block intersections.

The One and Only Marion Barry

Love him or hate him, there was no denying Marion Barry, whose big-city memorial service is set for Saturday, Dec. 6, at the Washington Convention Center.

Neam's Property Under Contract to Roadside Development

The corner property at Wisconsin and P has been empty for some time but is now under contract to Roadside -- and is primed for a new life.

Georgetown Seniors Make It a Happy Thanksgiving

Despite the sloppy weather, Georgetown seniors and their guests showed up for a classic Thanksgiving repast at St. John's Church.

Rent the Runway Opens in Georgetown

Rent the Runway, the women’s online service that rents luxury gowns, designer dresses and accessories, opened a store at ...

Helping Out and Dining Out in the Spirit of Thanksgiving

For those who want to leave the house behind on Thanksgiving, there are many volunteer opportunities in the morning and dining options later in the day.

Marion Barry: Mayor—Not for Life—But of Our Lives

Marion Barry, who died Nov. 23, defined local politics in Washington, D.C., for better or for worse and for so long that many residents cannot think of their city without him.

Former Mayor Marion Barry: D.C.'s Most Famous, Powerful Politician Dies at 78

Almost from the moment he arrived in Washington, D.C., as a young, firebrand civil rights activist, Marion Barry captured the imagination of the city...

Weekend Round Up November 20, 2014

The season's greetings begin: Old Print Gallery show, "A Christmas Story" at the Alden in McLean, Visi Prep's "Musical Comedy Murders of 1940," Frédéric Yonnet at Blues Alley and Thanksgiving Eve Dinner at Georgetown Lutheran Church.

Shopping, Skating and Holiday Cheer in Georgetown

Georgetown is putting on its holiday finest for the season of festive lights and family fun -- as well as shopping and dining.

Business Ins and Outs: November 19, 2014

IN: Cady’s Alley Pop-up Bazaar

Pop-up shops will take over an 8,000-square-foot space at 3300 Cady’s Alley ...

Jack Evans Report: Challenges for 2015

Congratulations to Mayor-elect Muriel Bowser! After a spirited race, Mayor-elect Bowser is now building her team to address the issues ...

Republicans in Control: A Zero for D.C.

the Republicans will be in total control of the Congress in January. Let me strike the previous sentence.

Expect nothing ...

Stewart and Bahari Preview ‘Rosewater’ in D.C.

Jon Stewart, the host of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” screened his new movie, “Rosewater,” at the Newseum on ...

OGB Stalls Ein Home Design

Venture capitalist and Washington Kastles owner Mark Ein’s difficulties continue on the home renovation front. The newly married Ein ...

Georgetown to Get Lit for a Weekend, Dec. 12 to Dec. 14

This just in from the Georgetown BID:

Georgetown will be aglow for one weekend only during Georgetown Glow, Dec. 12 ...

West Heating Plant’s Structural Integrity Questioned

Structural engineers disagree on the state of the empty West Heating Plant on 29th Street next to the C&O ...

Pennsylvania Avenue Bridge Diversions

Repairs on the structurally deficient Pennsylvania Avenue Bridge over Rock Creek Park are supposed to begin next summer. Officials are ...

Crime and Safety: Armed Robberies Rattle Residents, Students

A Georgetown University student was mugged two weeks ago at K and 34th Street NW. That and other crimes – involving ...

Crosswalks at Cross Purposes

In an attempt to improve pedestrian safety in and around Washington Circle, where Pennsylvania Avenue, New Hampshire Avenue and K ...

Digital Eyes on Drivers

D.C. police have set up new speed and stop-sign cameras in the District to crack down on reckless driving ...

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The latest issue of The Georgetowner, featuring haute holiday fashion, our annual holiday arts preview and details about P Street brick-and-mortar makeovers. Flip through the issue to see more.

American Express Picks P Street Stores for Main Street Makeover

Designer Sheila Bridges will re-do the fronts of P Street businesses with a reindeer theme as part of American Express's Small Business Saturday promotions.

Lolo Sarnoff, Arts for Aging Founder, Dies at 98

Lolo Sarnoff succeeded in the fields of science and of the arts and was well known on the D.C. arts and social scene. She left us on Nov. 9.

Weekend Round Up November 13, 2014

Here it goes: wine tasting at Via Umbria, CAG safety meeting at Safeway, archaeology walking tour at Oatlands, Jackson Art Center open house and Lego designs at the Building Museum.

'Washington in the '80s': WETA's Take on the Decade of Barry and Reagan

From "Funky Town" to "Murder Capital," Washington in the 1980s is captured in a new WETA documentary that leaves you wanting more.

Open Friday for Ice Skating: Washington Harbour, NGA Sculpture Garden Ice Rink

This year, the ice and the cold weather are aligned for the debut of ice skating rinks in Georgetown and on the National Mall.

Washington Design Center Celebrates New Digs, New Energy

After its move, the Washington Design Center officially settles in at the Franklin Court Building.

Georgetown University Student Sentenced to One Year and One Day After Making Ricin in His Dorm Room

Daniel Milzman was sentenced Nov. 10, 2014, for making ricin in his Georgetown University dorm room.

Expect Concert for Valor Traffic Downtown Tuesday

Commuters should expect heavy traffic Tuesday, Nov. 11, Veterans Day, as the National Mall hosts the Concert for Valor.

Robberies in Georgetown and Near Cathedral Rattle Residents

Recent robberies, involving handguns, occurred in places they usually do not -- and two of them, a few blocks away from a D.C. police station.

Ina Ginsburg, Arts and Fashion Patron, Warhol Muse, Dies at 98

Ina Ginsburg, who wrote about and was part of the Washington arts, social and political scene for decades, died at her home Sunday.

Few D.C. Surprises: After All That Campaigning, It's Bowser . . . Oh, Yeah, Pot Will Be Legal

Yes, Muriel Bowser won it, running away -- and there will some new councilmembers. The D.C. election was nowhere as dramatic as the national elections.

Weekend Round Up November 11, 2014

Coming up, fast and festive: Visi Prep's Christmas bazaar, Metro Cooking Show, Fall Harvest Tea and Tour at Tudor Place and yoga at Georgetown Public Library -- and it's National Writing Month.

Without Upgrades, Georgetown's Commercial Future Will Be in Peril

Two top business leaders of Georgetown spoke before the Citizens Association and listed an array of retail changes and things that need to happen to keep the town as the place to be -- and to shop.

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Georgetown-Burleith ANC Meets Tonight: Liquor Licenses, Prospect Place

Tonight's advisory neighborhood commission meets tonight to check up on public safety, restaurant requests and the plans for the new retail on Prospect Street.

'La Boheme': Puccini's Passion for All

It’s the opera for people who don’t like opera, but perhaps more importantly, for people who do like opera, especially familiar ones.

Election Day Is at Hand. Are We Ready?

Election Day is here. If you live on the west side of Georgetown, go to Georgetown Public Library to vote instead of Duke Ellington High School, which is undergoing major reconstruction.

We Know Carol Schwartz. She Just Wants to Be Mayor

The scene looked and sounded familiar.

Walking into Kramerbooks and Afterwords Café on Connecticut Avenue last week for a lunchtime ...

Muriel Bowser, from a D.C. Neighborhood, Running to Become Mayor of D.C.

Sitting at Qualia Coffee, a smallish and relatively new coffee shop on Georgia Avenue in the D.C., neighborhood of ...

David Catania Would Make History If Elected D.C. Mayor

We saw and talked with Independent candidate for mayor David Catania almost a month ago in his campaign headquarters conference ...

Bradlee: the Editor Who Showed Us How Important Editors Are

Ben Bradlee may have been a man's man, as many recounted this week, but he is also an editor's editor, who made his writers better.

Weekend Round Up October 30, 2014

Trick or treat on Book Hill Georgetown or Mount Vernon; eating local at Tudor Place; Capital Maritime Music Festival; Grave Yards at Yards Park.

Bradlee's Good Life Celebrated at National Cathedral and Home

Unique gatherings of family, friends and admirers underscored the more than full life of editor and Georgetowner Ben Bradlee.

Comings and Goings on Halloween

Yes, you can make the scene at Wisconsin Avenue and M Street Oct. 31, but there is more to Halloween than that.

Latham Apartment Designs Gain Zoning Approval

With some design changes made, developers pass the zoning test for their small units at the former Latham Hotel on M Street.

Georgetown University Touts Its Community Ties

Georgetown University touts its community connections with the release of its 2014 community engagement annual report, “Georgetown University in the ...

New Non-profit, Georgetown Heritage, Seeks to Replace Canal Boat

A newly launched group, Georgetown Heritage, hopes to bring people and funds together to buy a new canal barge and to help in the upkeep of the C&O Canal.

Weekend Round Up October 23, 2014

It's another big weekend: Marine Corps Marathon, Hoya homecoming, "Fashion. Art. Design." by BID; Smithsonian Craft2Wear Show; restored Copperthite Pie Company truck at the Georgetown Public Library; violist Ayane Kozasa at Evermay.

Ben Bradlee, Lion of American Journalism, Dies at 93

Ben Bradlee died Tuesday, Oct. 21 as The Georgetowner was going to print. We remember him fondly. Photo By Jeff Malet

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The latest issue of The Georgetowner covers Ben Bradlee's passing, the Citizens Association Gala and crime in the area. Flip through the issue to see more.

DDOT to Hold Circulator Meeting in Georgetown

DDOT is holding a meeting tonight at Pinstripes to discuss changes to CIrculator routes that affect the community.

Early Voting Begins in D.C.

Early voting started in D.C. on Monday, Oct. 20. The program will run until Nov. 1.

Rape in Georgetown on Sunday Morning

Police are requesting the community's help in searching for a sexual assailant who attacked a woman early Sunday morning.

Outpouring of Support for GWU Student Who Attempted Suicide

In the wake of his sister's suicide attempt at GW, Sean Thompson raised thousands of dollars online to pay for medical care.

Cowboy Express Startles D.C. Commuters

Commuters crossing Key Bridge were taken by surprise Oct. 16, when traffic stopped to make way for protesters on horseback.

Kennedy Center's Rutter: Making Herself, and Her Views, Known

Kennedy Center President Deborah Rutter talked to the National Press Club about art for art's sake and more on Wednesday, Oct. 15.

Georgetown Gets Widened Sidewalk, Discounted Parking for Parents Weekend

Georgetown will discount parking and expand sidewalks on M Street In preparation for parents' and family weekend at Georgetown University as well as American and George Washington universities.

Weekend Round Up October 16, 2014

This weekend in Georgetown includes Shuck It!, Malmaison Supper Club, dinner at the Smokehouse at Tudor Place and more.

Georgetown Rabbi Barry Freundel Charged with Voyeurism

A leading rabbi in America, Georgetown's Barry Freundel of Kesher Israel Congregation was arrested at his O Street home this morning.

Beloved Duke Ellington Principal Dies of Heart Attack

Father John Payne, Head of School for Duke Ellington, died suddenly Oct. 9. He was at the school for 20 years.

The Last Baseball Story: Until Next Year, Nationals, Orioles

"There’s no crying in baseball!” So said Tom Hanks in "A League of Their Own.” Unfortunately, that's not quite true for our writer and this year's last games for the Washington Nationals.

New Barriers on M Street and Key Bridge to Foil Lane Cheaters

New barriers at M Street and Key Bridge direct traffic and restrict those trying to get to the left-lane turn at the last moment.

Four Seasons Food Truck to Stop at Wisconsin and M

The Four Seasons Hotel goes on the road with its food truck and chef. Look for the truck parked at PNC Bank in the middle of Georgetown Saturday.

Healey Center Becomes New Hub for Georgetown Students

The new Healey Family Student Center opened last month at Georgetown University, with fresh amenities like a TV lounge, a fireplace and work rooms.

Georgetowner Turns 60

The Georgetowner celebrates 60 years in print with an special issue, packed with memories and history, including an image of the front page from Oct. 7, 1954. Please join us in the celebration.

Ferguson March: Peaceful, Committed Protestors Coordinate With Police

Protesters marched on M Street and Wisconsin Avenue Oct. 4 to call for justice for Michael Brown and express support for the demilitarization of the police.

Saturday's Ferguson March on M Street Expected to Be Well Coordinated

On Saturday, Oct. 4, the D.C. Ferguson group will hold a march and rally which will begin in Foggy Bottom and make its way through Georgetown.

Lane Closures in and Around Georgetown

DDOT will be closing lanes in and around Georgetown next week to conduct a series of bridge and tunnel safety inspections.

Weekend Round Up October 2, 2014

On the horizon for this weekend: ArtJamz, the Georgetown Community Fair, Fall Fest at the Soldiers' Home and more.

Cultural Leadership Breakfast, October 9, 2014

Welcome Melissa Chiu, the new director at the Hirshhorn, to Washington at the Georgetowner's Cultural Leadership Breakfast on Oct. 9.

Georgetown-Burleith ANC Meets Tonight: Dumpsters, Latham Condos, Penn. Ave. Bridge Repair

At tonight's ANC meeting: tougher regulation of dumpsters, zoning for the Latham Hotel property and introduction of candidates for ANC districts.

Vincent Orange, Councilmembers, Small Businesses Ask: 'Where's the $1 Billion?'

District policymakers are asking, "Where's the money?" in response to the District government's failure to comply with its own business assistance law.

Weekend Round Up September 25, 2014

Coming up this weekend: the Georgetown Community Fair, the Turkish Festival, Capital Harvest, Oktoberfest and more.

Police to Test Body Cameras, Oct. 1; Ferguson Protest to Hit Georgetown, Oct. 4

The Metropolitan Police Department will initiate a pilot program to test mounting body cameras on police officers. In other news, protests over Ferguson are expected to spill into Georgetown on Oct. 4.

Catania, Solo at CAG Mayoral Forum, Displays Command of D.C. Issues

Mayoral contender David Catania was the only candidate to show up to CAG's mayoral forum, but he impressed, nonetheless.

Read the Sept. 24 Georgetowner Before Anyone Else

The Sept. 24 Georgetowner is full of news and features -- and a cover story on the Bluemercury, the store on M Street, founded by Marla and Barry Beck, in 1999. Their business success story is inspiring.

Also, check stories on the new gun law, transportation issues and opinions on the mayoral race and other features.

Antibiotics Given to Students in Close Contact with Meningitis Victim

Health officials have confirmed that Georgetown University sophomore Andrea Jamie died from a strain of bacterial meningitis.

First of 4 Mayoral Debates? Predictable, Not So Fresh

Finally, there was a debate, and just in the nick of time, what with only a little more than a ...

Weekend Round Up September 18, 2014

For Sept. 19 through Sept. 22: "Distilled Truth" at RiRa, "Ink & Grain" at Old Print Gallery and the Joan Hisaoka “Make a Difference” Gala.

Eastbound Canal Road Braces for Off-Peak Lane Closures Until July 2015

The District Department of Transportation has begun off-peak single-lane closures on eastbound Canal Road, NW.

Parking Spaces to Become Parks Friday

On Friday, Sept. 19, Georgetown will take part in the parklet project which allows residents, designers and businesses to construct their very own public space.

Tommy Boggs: 'Terrific Guy' Beyond Politics

He was a quintessential Washingtonian "who gave lobbyists a good name by example." Thomas Hale Boggs, Jr., died expectedly Sept. 15.

UPDATE: Georgetown Student Pleads Guilty to Ricin Possession

Georgetown University student Daniel Milzman pleaded guilty to possessing a deadly poison without registering it with the federal government. Miltzman ...

200th Anniversary of 'Star-Spangled Banner' Gets Highest Salute at Fort McHenry, Inner Harbor

Over the weekend, the 200th birthday of "The Star-Spangled Banner" was celebrated around Baltimore, at the Inner Harbor and at Fort McHenry.

BMOC Is Back: Georgetown Breaks Ground on Thompson Athletics Center

The big man-- John Thompson, Jr. -- was back Sept. 12 at Georgetown University at a groundbreaking for a building named after him.

Read the Latest Issue of The Georgetowner

Featuring its annual Fall Arts Preview, the Sept. 10 Georgetowner also includes a profile of chef Daniel Boulud and an "All Things Media" column on privacy as well as local news and opinion.

Weekend Round Up September 11, 2014

Turbokick Kickboxing, Fall Art Walk, Gallery opening, Taste of Georgetown and more this weekend in the DC metro area.

Wait, There's More: Restaurant Openings Abound Around City

Daniel Boulud's DBGB, the Georgetown Piano Bar and Orange Anchor are or soon will open; Mr. Smith's moves to new location.

Mr. Smith's Items to Be Auctioned Off

Want a little bit of Georgetown date history? Mr. Smith's may have some antiques that help you remember.

'Pixels' Filming Shuts Wisconsin Avenue

Who doesn't want a scene of classic Georgetown in his film? Director Chris Columbus does.

Weekend Round Up September 4, 2014

The weekend starts now: Gipsy Kings at Wolf Trap, Adopt Force One, YPFP Gala, "Eating Local" at Tudor Place, Kelley Proxmire Sample Sale and the Wedding Salon at the Madison Hotel.

Joan Rivers, Like Nobody Else: We Can't Get Over Her

Legendary comedienne Joan Rivers passed away this afternoon in New York City.

Halcyon Incubator Inaugurates First Class of Fellows

It's official: the Halcyon Incubator for social entrepreneurs is now open -- and accepting applications for its next class.

A New Piano Bar Coming to M Street

The music and sing-alongs will return soon enough: Georgetown Piano Bar plans to open next week.

Georgia Shallcross, 51, Mother and Writer, Dies

Well known around D.C. and Middleburg, writer and counselor Georgia Shallcross died suddenly on Aug. 25.

Weekend Round Up August 28, 2014

Looking for something to do this holiday weekend?

Cultural All-Stars: Wolf Trap CEO at George Town Club, Sept. 11

You're not late for breakfast. Tickets are still available for an 8 a.m. discussion on Thursday, Sept. 11, at the George Town Club with Arvind Manocha, president and CEO of Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts.

Tari Boutique to Close Aug. 31; Sale on Now

The popular, chic Tari will leave its Wisconsin Avenue space by the end of August, but owner Sara Mokhtari has more work to do around town. And, yes, the sale is a blowout, worth checking out.

For 200th Anniversary, Star-Spangled Banner Is Unfurled in Sight of the White House

Among the many events observing the 200th anniversary of the humiliating capture of Washington, seeing the big flag held by ordinary citizens near the White House was an inspiring sight.

Weekend Round Up August 21, 2014

Quick, before the summer fades away: Ri Ra soccer parties, Dolley day at Dumbarton, yoga in the park, Salamander's first birthday.

Unique Events Mark 200th Anniversary of Washington's Capture and Burning

Two hundred years on Sunday, Washington's government and military buildings were on fire. The nation's capital was occupied by British forces. A nation's shame and defeat would be reversed in three weeks at Fort McHenry.

Uber Begins Delivery Service Test in D.C.

The car service Uber launched a grocery service in D.C. this week, testing the quick-delivery business model in upmarket neighborhoods.

Dump the Dumpsters

If you have been traveling around Georgetown within the last several months, you may have thought to yourself that there ...

Mayor’s Race: Washington, D.C., Progressive City

Jim Hudson was present at the creation. By that, I mean he was an active participant in the first mayoral ...

Jack Evans Report

It’s hard to believe that the first day of school in the District is coming up next week. You ...

The Emotion of Becoming an American Citizen

These days, if you want to talk about immigration, or naturalization, or American citizenship, people are likely to get angry ...

BID Can Help You Create a Parklet

The Georgetown Business Improvement District wants to help create parkets around town. The following is from the Georgetown BID:

D ...

This Week: Injustice in Missouri, Emotion and 'The Giver'

Amid other bad international news, the shooting of Michael Brown agitates many, as we consider our place in the greater society of America.

Woman on Moped, Struck by Truck, Dies

A women, riding her moped on Connecticut Avenue last week, was struck by a truck. She later died at the hospital.

Mr. Smith's on M Street to Close by September

Chalk up another loss for classic Georgetown restaurants: opened almost 50 years ago, Mr. Smith's will soon close.

Weekend Round Up August 8, 2014

Mid-August doings: Yanni at Wolf Trap, bio-architecture at National Building Museum and Georgetown Family Festival at Dumbarton House.

Neyla Restaurant to Close Aug. 17

A popular oasis of Middle Eastern cuisine, Neyla on N Street will close Sunday but hopes to find another place.

New Guidelines Allow Online Alcohol Services to Operate in D.C.

Trying to stay current with internet commerce, D.C.'s alcohol board lists requirements to online services for liquor delivery.

American Gal: This Long-Lived Lauren Was a Real Betty

Lauren Bacall was the last of classic Hollywood actresses. While defined by her time with Humphrey Bogart, Bacall remained very much her own, smart American woman.

Robin Williams: He Left Us Laughing for a Lifetime

They stuffed the news in right at the end of a local news broadcast, leading into a national one, yesterday ...

Love Locks Getting Clipped Off Key Bridge, DDOT Says

Like those in Paris, locks of love are now on Key Bridge -- but not for long, as D.C. transportation department is cutting them off the railing on Thursday.

Major Construction Projects in Town Are Underway

It seems like half of Georgetown is under reconstruction half the time. On the list: Duke Ellington School, Hyde-Addison School, Rose Park playground and the old Georgetown Theater.

D.C. Parks to Begin Closing Spray Parks, Outdoor, Children's Pools; Volta, Jelleff Pools to Close Aug. 24

The summer will soon be coming to a close -- with schools opening and public pools closing.

In Our Town: African Leader at Press Club Thanks U.S., Sees 'Africa Rising'

It's not every day you get a chance to meet Burkina Faso President Blaise Compaore. But this is Washington, D.C., and last week the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit was held here -- and we knew all about it, thanks to sirens, motorcades and receptions.

Police to Issue Tickets to Litterers

Watch out: that trash could cost you cash. D.C. Police will be enforcing anti-littering laws with $75 tickets and more.

Weekend Round Up August 7, 2014

What's up: Japanese architecture, music at Washington Harbour, Dolley Madison and the War of 1812 and paintings by Caroline Adams at Susan Calloway Fine Arts.

40 Years Ago: When the President Resigned

In Washington, the shadows of past presidents remain. This week, we recall when President Richard Nixon resigned.

At Summit, Equatorial Guinea’s President Looks to Soften Image

You may have seen the motorcades around the city. The U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit is on. Here is a look at one long-time African ruler, Teodoro Obiang.

Streetcars Getting Real Along H Street

Don't park your car along H Street and block the new streetcars. On-the-street training -- and ticketing -- began today.

Monday Musings: Baseball, Africa Summit, Jim Brady

It is a busy first full week of August -- wars, games, summits, protests -- and the passing of Patsy Burton and of Jim Brady. Prayers are always welcomed for the world.

Infectious Diseases Put World and D.C. on Alert

While we may want to have a summit, university forum or vacation across the world, any threat of disease is first on the check list.

2nd District Community-Police Ride Is Tonight

Get your bike now: hhere is your chance to ride through the mean streets of Georgetown with several of our local MPD officers.

Weekend Round Up July 31, 2014

Here is what is going on: International Beer Day, Mary Chapin Carpenter at Wolf Trap, first-ever Tysons Corner concert series, "Pride and Prejudice" at Dumbarton House.

Expect Traffic Problems During Summit Next Week

With all the world leaders in the city, you can bet on road closures and detours on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

BID's Bistro Chair and Canal Mural Projects Begin

The Georgetown BID's new programs -- Bistro Chair pilot project and Georgetown Gongoozlers -- aim to involve people, art and raise funds for a new canal boat.

Amid the News of Our Sad, Messy World, Daily Routines Uplift

Yes, "the world is a mess," said former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright over the weekend, which prompted writer Gary Tischler to count a few daily blessings.

Equinox Fitness Acquires Sports Club/LA

The upscale Sports Club/LA on M Street in the West End and those elsewhere are to be taken over by Equinox, another fancy gym.

UPDATE on 90-Day Stay: D.C. Ban on Handguns Carried Outside the Home Struck Down

While it to be contested or the law amended by the District of Columbia government, the D.C. ban on handguns carried outside the home was struck down a Federal judge over the weekend.

Silver Line Opens With Pols and Fanfare

After years of waiting and billions of dollars spent, McLean, Tysons and Reston get their Metrorail connection to Washington, D.C., and beyond.

Floating Food Boat Coming to the Potomac

Thanks to Nauti Foods, D.C’s first food boat, paddlers on the Potomac River can now grab a quick ...

Trumps, D.C. Officials Break Ground on Old Post Office Redevelopment

The new ultraluxeTrump Hotel at the Old Post Office will bring a new energy to Pennsylvania Avenue and the surrounding neighborhood.

Weekend Round Up July 24, 2014

Check off this list: Caroline Adams at Susan Calloway, acupuncture seminar, talk on Lucretia Mott at Peabody Room, Washington Performing Arts Children of the Gospel Choir.

Say Goodbye to Styrofoam

What to do next after taxing bags? Get rid of plastic foam takeout containers by 2016, says the District Council.

James Garner: One All-American Actor Everyone Loved

From "Maverick," "The Rockford Files" and "The Notebook," he was the man who did not want to be the hero, although he did just that.

Georgetowners Tight With Thailand Thanks to Annual Thai Village

It is one of Georgetown's newest favorite annual events, letting visitors become a little more Thai for a few hours.

Trendy SoulCycle Set to Open Aug. 2 on M Street

Get ready, you hot soul cyclists, the perspiring and inspiring classes of SoulCycle will be here next week.

Weekend Round Up July 17, 2014

Check out: Plein Air Easton; Bethesda Row Sidewalk Sale; "Don Giovanni" at the Castleton Festival; Zoogazing at the National Zoo; and Thai Village in Georgetown.

D.C. Marijuana Decriminalization Law Now in Effect

What was once a $1,000 fine and possible jail time becomes a $25 fine -- for a one-ounce or less possession of marijuana.

Newest Bikeshare Station at 34th & K

The Capital Bikeshare system just keeps growing -- newest station in Georgetown is down near the river at 34th and K Streets.

The Boomerang Pirate Ship at Washington Harbour

It was a beautiful evening cruise on Boomerang's pirate boat for members of the Georgetown Business Association. Luckily, no one walked the plank.

A Bow to an Astonishing Quintet of Talent

We note the passing of Lorin Varencove Maazel, James McGregor Burns, Nadine Gordimer, Johnny Winter and Elaine Stritch.

Patriotic Fun Caps Off CAG's Concerts in the Park

For Georgetown children, the July 4th fun continued Sunday with a concert, ice cream and things red, white and blue at Rose Park, thanks to the Citizens Association of Georgetown and sponsors.

Cajun Restaurant, Yummi Crawfish, Set to Debut on Wisconsin Avenue

Georgetown is about to get a Cajun restaurant, Yummi Crawfish -- and it's a first for the new business.

Bastille Day Celebrates 225th Anniversary of the French Revolution

Washington, D.C., is a great place to celebrate Bastille Day -- from the French Embassy to the Georgetown Ritz-Carlton, can-can girls in Adams Morgan and dance and music at Hillwood.

Rita Moreno: a Living American Portrait

A lucky audience at the National Portrait Gallery got a chance to see and hear actress Rita Moreno tell stories from her quite lively life.

2nd District Community-Police Ride Is Tonight

Quick, grab your bike and meet the police at 26th and P for a unique neighborhood ride.

Weekend Round Up July 10, 2014

Another nice mix for your weekend fix: Shot-in-the-Dark Golf, "Madame Butterfly" at Castleton, "Fantasia" at Wolf Trap, World Cup party at Georgetown Ritz-Carlton, "Ride Towards Wellness," a library program for woman and bicycling.

M Street’s Rhino Bar Forced to Close For 5 Days

Well, at least it was the July 4th weekend. Rhino Bar is closed by the ABC Board until Sunday for serving an underage student.

Memorial Service for Food Writer Walter Nicholls, July 11

Come and say your final good bye to Walter Nicholls on Friday at the Friends Meeting House on Florida Avenue near Dupont Circle.

Our 4th of July Transcends Americans' Distrust, Doldrums

We, the American people, took to the streets and backyards to celebrate independence in own own way, despite a loss of confidence in the government and the economy.

Wanted: Managing Editor, Georgetown Media Group

Here is a job opportunity that you don't see every day: a chance to be a managing editor in Washington, D.C., and Georgetown.

Happy Birthday, America! July 4th Events, Places to View Fireworks

Washington, D.C., is one of best places in America to celebrate the 4th of July -- here are prime events and places to see the fireworks.

Weekend Round Up July 3, 2014

Coming right up: Lolde at Blues Alley, "Madam Butterfly" at Castleton, the Aloha Boys in McLean, an art show at the Powerhouse for Washington and Beijing -- and Capital Fringe Festival.

Kenyan Officials Visit the Folklife Festival

The Folklife Festival resumes tomorrow and runs until July 6 -- and Kenyan officials stopped by in time to check the exhibits of Kenya, which is a featured nation in the festival.

Fourth of July Travel Advisory

Look for road closures from the U.S. Capitol and National Mall to Arlington and all spots in between, including bridges and the George Washington Parkway.

American Successes: Wayne Curry and Paul Mazursky

One a politician and another a film director. Different lives in America. Both positive talents that made a difference.

Hillandale Tiff on Yellen Security Makes Wall Street Journal

Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen has a security detail that seems too much for her Hillandale neighbors.

Georgetown-Burleith ANC Meets Tonight

At tonight's meeting, meet new advisory neighborhood commissioner Dennis Quinn and learn about the Taste of Georgetown and Corcoran College of Art and Design.

Woman Pulled From River Ruled a Suicide

Found floating just feet from the banks of the Potomac River June 23, the woman, who died later in the hospital, committed suicide.

Howard Baker, Diana McLellan: Luminaries of a Lost Washington

It’s likely that Diana McLellan, when she wrote the dishy, witty gossip column, “The Ear,” may have had occasion ...

Weekend Round Up June 26, 2014

Get ready for the weekend: DDOT meeting at Palisades Library; Bromley Dinner to benefit school girls in Africa; Beethoven's 9th at Wolftrap; Jack the Bulldog's first birthday party.

China and Kenya Are the Stars at This Year’s Folklife Festival

The Smithsonian Folklife Festival on the National Mall is back this summer for its 48th season with the music, dancing and food of China and Kenya.

Remarkable Men: The Charm and Talents of Wallach and Ajami

Writer and Middle East commentator Fouad Ajami and beloved actor Eli Wallach plied their craft in different arenas but taught us so much all the same.

Crime Museum Reveals Dark Side of Counterfeiting

Those faux purses or sunglasses may be more than half-price, but counterfeiting is not a harmless crime, the Crime Museum asserts.

Marion Barry, His Book Tour and a Unique Media Dinner

Journalists had a unique chance to have dinner with Marion Barry, author of the new book, "Mayor For Life," at Look Supper Club and talk about just about anything.

EastBanc Obtains Contract for Gateway to Georgetown

Already working on a condo project near Key Bridge, Georgetown's western gateway, EastBanc signs for the gas station on Pennsylvania Avenue at Georgetown's eastern gateway.

Weekend Round Up June 19, 2014

Up for this week: Old Print Gallery, Alliance for Justice, Wolftrap's Pixar concert, coffee at Das Restaurant, "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at the library, ice cream at Dumbarton House.

Submit Art to Georgetown BID by June 22 for C&O Canal Mural Project

The C&O Canal will celebrated in a mural project by the Georgetown BID at the closed Latham Hotel at 3000 M St., NW.

Washington Redskins Trademark Canceled

The Washington Redskins get another kick for their name -- this time, by the Patent and Trademark Office -- but not as hard as thought by critics.

BuddhaFest: Mindfulness for Stressed Washingtonians

Just over Key Bridge, relax and check out BuddhaFest at the Artisphere in Rosslyn, today through June 22.

Ron Swarthout Honored by GBA at Warm, Exuberant Luncheon

A testament to hometown humility, businessman Ron Swarthout was honored by the Georgetown Business Association.

Five Americans Who Lived and Left America a Better Place for All

As we remember the likes of Ruby Dee or Casey Kasem, we recall a few more -- and know how they enlarged and enlarge our lives.

1055 High Condos Sell Out

Well, it's too late now. It appears that the seven condos at high-end 1055 High on Wisconsin Avenue have sold old.

Reading of ‘Ulysses’ Climaxes Tonight at Georgetown Public Library

We know, we know, it's James Joyce, and it's difficult. But you have a chance tonight to hear the novel read with its famous ending soliloquy. Now, that's a smart move.

Weekend Round Up June 12, 2014

The Georgetown Business Association Leadership Luncheon, honoring Ron Swarthout of Georgetown Floorcoverings, is at noon, June 18, at Tony and Joe's Seafood Place.

BID Report: Optimistic Assessment of Georgetown’s Economy

Brimming with data, ideas and direction, the State of Georgetown Report 2014 by the Georgetown Business Improvement District sees a bright future for D.C.'s oldest neighborhood.

Georgetown's Favorite Barber, Ed Lara, Dies Suddenly of Heart Attack

Ed Lara, owner of Georgetown Hairstyling, the classic 35th Street barber shop, died suddenly on June 7.

Through War, Movies and Baseball, We Remember Suzi Best

Suzi Gookin, a columnist for The Georgetowner during the 1970s and 1980s, was memorialized for making quite an impression and her own history.

Schwartz's Run Mixes Up D.C. Mayoral Race

In a surprise move, former councilmember and mayoral candidate Carol Schwartz announced that she is running for mayor. Things just got a little more interesting.

End of a Rocky Road for Serendipity 3 in D.C.

It is over for Washington's version of Serendipity 3, after mismanagement and other problems make it quietly close its doors.

Community Happenings

Coming right up in Georgetown: June 6, Volta Park Gala at Visi Prep; June 10, BID annual meeting; June 18, GBA luncheon.

A Walking and Biking Trail from Palisades to Georgetown?

Some see the old Glen Echo trolley right-of-way as a chance to construct a trail for walking and biking. Others want the land left alone in its natural state.

Weekend Round Up June 5, 2014

First weekend of June has this for you: Volta Park Gala, a town favorite; "Total Art " at the Women's Museum; Bible lecture at Georgetown University.

America Salutes the Flag

“. . . May the heaven-rescued land praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation,” wrote Georgetown lawyer Francis Scott ...

The Enduring Power and Presence of the Star-Spangled Banner

When we planned the dedication of the new Star-Spangled Banner gallery at the National Museum of American History, it was ...

It's a Star-Spangled Summer: Calendar

From Georgetown and Washington, D.C., to Baltimore and Fort McHenry, it is a star-spangled summer with events and activities ...

ANC 2E to Meet Monday, June 2

ANC 2E will discuss Hyde-Addison School designs, Rose Parks designs and the alterations to make the old Alexander Memorial Baptist Church a residential complex.

Being Green: Good for the Land and Your Body

At the Green Festival downtown, one had the chance to see how environmentally awareness helps you and the world.

Weekend Round Up May 29, 2014

Your weekly reminder: Project Gravitas at the Four Seasons; Children's Theatre at Oatlands; Tom Goss party; Spotlight on Design at Building Museum.

Maya Angelou: a Vivid, Grounded, Transcendent American Woman

An inspiration beyond her poetry, Maya Angelou left her fellow Americans with words and deeds to live by.

The Green Festival: Your Ticket to a Cleaner, Healthier Life

The Green Festival, America’s largest sustainability and green living event, will run 10 a.m. to 6 p.m ...

Homeless Student Earns Full Scholarship to Georgetown University

An achiever from Anacostia is headed to the other side of the city and ready to tackle her college studies.

Memorial Day: the Heart of the Matter and Meaning of America

For those who embrace Memorial Day in its main mission, it is a day of touching, happy and bittersweet connections.

Glover Park Waitress Says She Was Sexually Assaulted

A 19-year-old woman told police she was sexually assaulted by a man early Saturday morning in the Glover Park neighborhood.

Rose Park Renovations Set to Begin in July

A neighborhood favorite, Rose Park will get new playground equipment and more during the summer.

Weekend Round Up May 22, 2014

What's up for Memorial Day weekend? Capital Wheel opening, Potomac Waterfowl Festival, Memorial Day Parade, Hunt County Stable Tour, Sunset at Mount Vernon and "Viva Vienna!"

Restored Wisconsin Avenue Traffic Lanes Applauded

Here's a good traffic alert: Wisconsin Avenue in Glover Park, just north of Georgetown, is moving along nicely after a return to previous lane set-ups.

WPA’s Bilfield Touts D.C.’s Musical Collaboration

At the helm of Washington Performing Arts for a year, Jenny Biefield takes an cooperative and inclusive view of the city's arts communities.

Halcyon House to Make Public Debut With May 31 Awards Gala and As HQ for Social Innovators

Halcyon House, which has not held a large public event since December 2011, is set to make its grand unveiling ...

Potomac Overflows Its Banks at Georgetown, Too

It's springtime flood time. For most, not too bad -- but the Potomac RIver let us know who is in charge.

With Corcoran Partition, Old Fillmore School on 35th Street to Be Sold

The old Fillmore School may soon be up for sale with the dissolution of the Corcoran Gallery of Art.

A Weekend Alive With Music: Volta Park, Adams Morgan, Embassy Series

With the rain and the fire past, this weekend gave us a chance to enjoy life and its many kinds of music.

Trash Containers Will Get Picked Up

William Howland, director of the Department of Public Works functions, told those at the April 28 advisory neighborhood commission meeting ...

Md. Gov. O'Malley Touts 'Star-Spangled Banner' Bicentennial Celebrations

Speaking of the War of 1812, the flag, the anthem and Francis Scott Key, Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley shows he knows and loves American history.

Weekend Round May 15, 2014

It's an interesting mix ahead: Rebecca McCabe at Volta Park, Alex and Ani charity sale, Trio Caliente at Blues Alley, Fred Maroon show at Artists' Proof and Cultural Leadership Breakfast with Jenny Bilfield of WPAS.

Graduation Weekend Is Upon Us: Gates, Lew, Case at G.U.; Andres, Milken at G.W.

After American and Howard last weekend, now it is Georgetown's and George Washington's time for graduation ceremonies.

Washington Monument Reopens: Fresh Views

After a Saturday media preview, the Washington Monument looked ship-shape and ready to take on its many visitors after being closed for almost three years for repairs.

Carine's Bridal Purchases Georgetown Café Building

With the relocation of Carine's Bridal, Book Hill shops will get a classy retail addition.

Weekend Round Up May 8, 2014

It's Mother's Day weekend: brunch at Capella or Salamander, Men Against Breast Cancer, Georgetown Garden Tour and "The Admission."

Providential President

It is one of the givens in the litany of American bedrock beliefs that many people dream of and aspire ...

Q&A With Theresa DeGioia

She holds a position never held before at Georgetown University: spouse of the university president. She arrived as Theresa Miller ...

Mission of the Georgetown Community Partnership

It was “one of the great moments for Georgetown,” says Jack DeGioia, president of Georgetown University, when the neighborhood and ...

Kitty Kelley’s Next Book Will Be on Georgetown

Look out, Georgetowners, famed and feared biographer Kitty Kelley – who has written about Jackie O, Sinatra, Oprah and the Bush ...

ANC’s Peter Prindiville Saluted

Advisory neighborhood commissioner Peter Prindiville resigned from the ANC because he is graduating Georgetown University and leaving town. Prindiville called ...

The Weekend That Was: Correspondents, Opera, the Derby and Much More

Last weekend, one of the bigger events was the Correspondents' Dinner and parties surrounding it -- and that was but one aspect of a jam-packed Washington.

Sewerage Overflow Spills Into C&O Canal

The C&O Canal was contaminated by sewerage overflow due to Wedneday's big storm. The Capital Crescent Trail remains shut down.

Wife Killer Albrecht Muth Sentenced to 50 Years in Prison

The killer of 91-year-old Viola Herms Drath is not expected to get out of prison until he is in his 90s.

Who Me? Mr. Sterling, the Man in the Mirror and Media Hypocrisy

There is more to this story, especially media-wise, about the Clippers owner and our own reactions.

Weekend Round Up May 1, 2014

Up for this busy weekend: Spring Art Walk, Landon School Azalea Garden Fest, Annual Running of the Chihuahuas, Andrew Wyeth, Circulator Pop-Up Meeting and Chanticleer.

ANC Tonight: Public Works and Trash Containers, Exorcist Steps Condos, Baptist Church Condos

The ANC meeting tonight gives you a chance to talk with the public works director about those containers on Georgetown sidewalks. Plus: new condo plans outlined again.

DMV Office to Reopen Tomorrow, April 29

After being shut down two years ago, Georgetown's DMV office on M Street will reopen tomorrow in a new, expanded space.

Retailer Alice and Olivia Set to Make Mid-Atlantic Debut in Georgetown

High-end women's clothing boutique Alice + Olivia has signed a 10-year lease to fill the retail space at 3303 M Street, NW, left vacant since Qdoba Mexican Grill closed in January.

Nike Women’s Half Marathon Saturday

Back for its second year and including 15,000 participants, the Nike Women’s Half Marathon runs through D.C ...

Dumbarton Oaks Park Conservancy Celebrates 'America's Secret Garden'

Dumbarton Oaks Park, part of the National Park Service, is being restored to its original landscaped splendor by an dedicated group of Georgetowners.

Reasons to Hang in Georgetown This Weekend

While a beautiful weekend beckons with many choices, the old hometown has some events to check out.

Weekend Round Up April 24, 2014

It's quite a mix: Casey Trees Awards, French Market, Happy Hour With Artists, Christ Church Art Show and Oatlands Gala and Jack Arts Center.

Public Works Floods the Town With Trash Containers

D.C.’s Department of Public Works has delivered new trash and recycling containers to residents in Georgetown. But you ...

Georgetown Senior Center Receives Donation

The Georgetowner, in partnership with EagleBank, presents the Georgetown Senior Center with a check representing the proceeds of this past ...

Part of K Street to Close for Inspection of Whitehurst Freeway Bridge Over K Street, NW, April 22 to 23

There will be lane closures tomorrow and Wednesday on K Street under the Whitehurst Freeway.

Sexual Assault Suspect Described by Park Police

A description of the suspect involved in a April 1 sexual assault has been released.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez: Magical, Real Words of Beauty and Life

A great writer and master wordsmith, Gabriel Garcia Marquez has died, but his beautiful words live on to the delight of anyone who can think and feel.

Weekend Round Up April 17, 2014

This weekend is busy: D.C. Film Fest, Walk to End Lupus, Capella's Eggs-travanza, Hill Country Barbecue, Messiah Sing-along.

Earth Day Events, Close to Home

Check the selection of events for Earth Day -- from walks to speeches -- for yourself and the environment.

Get Ready for Easter Celebrations

Easter in the nation's capital is a special time -- and then there's the White House Easter Egg Roll to add to the magic.

FBI Seeks Info on Bank Robber

Three times, a bank robber has hit nearby banks -- and the FBI wants your help in catching him.

DMV to Open April 29 in Georgetown; New IDs Coming

With twice the space, the new DMV center is near its old location -- and some favorite Georgetown spots.

Celebrate D.C. Emancipation Day on April 16

This Wednesday is an official public holiday in the District, complete with a parade on Pennsylvania Avenue.

It’s Also the Season of Potholes

Spring is definitely here -- and so are potholes. D.C. is ready with its "Potholepalooza" to find and fix those car-rattling surprises.

Who Is Making a Small Fortune Off Medicare?

Did Medicare really pay nearly 4,000 doctors more than $1 million each? A new report says yes.

Weekend Round Up April 10, 2014

Quite the mix: tours at Oatlands, Make-a-Wish "Walk for Wishes," Choral Evensong at Christ Church and yoga at the library.

New on M Street: DMV Center, DSW, Bhldn

Shoe discounter DSW and Anthropologie's bridal shop are open. The DMV center has a ribbon-cutting Monday, April 14.

Applicants Camp Out for 4 Liquor Licenses in Georgetown

Waiting in line for liquor licenses in Georgetown causes a bit of a media buzz.

April 9 Crime Report: Mugging Near Volta Park

As previously reported, street crime in Georgetown has increased. On 11 p.m., April 2, a robbery - police added that ...

Potomac’s Present & future

We live near it, skim its surface, appreciate its natural beauty -- and taste it every day. It is the powerful ...

Ellington School Designs Pass

Modernization designs for the landmark Duke Ellington School of the Arts at 3500 R St., NW, were mostly approved by ...

ANC Report: Hyde-Addison Plans Look to Be Approved; Latham; EastBanc Condos

The Hyde-Addison Elementary School at 3219 O St., NW, has revised plans to expand its school and play areas, as ...

Hollywood Legend Mickey Rooney: No Small Life

The irrepressible actor Mickey Rooney -- though short in stature -- lived his life large. Just ask his ex-wives.

Winter Olympians Catch a Lucky Strike

Winter Olympians grab another prize: free bowling at Lucky Strike Restaurants across the U.S.

Search for Rudd in Kenilworth Park Ended

The search will continue for eight-year-old Relisha Rudd, missing for more than a month.

Sexual Assault in Glover-Archbold Park Near Georgetown Campus

The woods just north of Canal Road, close to Georgetown, are again the scene of a crime.

Weekend Round Up April 3, 2014

Robin Waugh's contribution match for Fashion for Paws, astronomy -- and dinner -- at Capella, Choral EvenSong at Christ Church, "Scandal Tour" and Seventh Annual Penn Quarter on the Block.

With Bowser Win, D.C. Gets Ready to Enjoy Spring

Washington, D.C., is finished with its primary elections. Now onto the election, but first: springtime.

ANC Meets Tonight: Review of Concepts for Hyde-Addison and "Exorcist Steps" Condos

Besides re-checking the design concepts for Hyde-Addison School addition and the new condos near the Car Barn on M Street, D.C. Water will also discuss concerns about fracking and its effects on Potomac River water.

Opening Day 2014: What's New at Nationals Park

You know who the new coach and players are. Check out the new clubs, concessions and food choices at Nats Park for 2014.

In Search for Relisha Rudd, Adult Male Body Is Found

A body was found March 31 in Kenilworth Park. It is not that of missing Relisha Rudd -- but could be that of her suspected kidnapper, Kahlil Tatum.

Keb' Mo': Bluesman Is Keeping It Real

With modern blue that's like the old blues and with real life stories, Kevin Moore -- Keb' Mo' -- from Compton, Calif., arrives at Strathmore April 3.

Commuter Alert : DDOT Shuts Down Part of Canal Road

Commuters who plan to drive westbound on Canal Road, NW, can expect delays today because of a problem in road ...

Suspect in Rudd Disappearance Also Had Contact With Other Girls at Shelter

Today’s updates on missing eight-year-old Relisha Rudd were released at a press conference held around 1:30 p.m ...

Georgetown House Tour Set for April 26; Patrons’ Party, April 23

Celebrating its 83rd year, the Georgetown House Tour is the oldest, most prestigious house tour in the country. The tour ...

Weekend Round Up March 27, 2014

Look ahead: Smithsonian's Future Is Here Festival; the 20-30-something book club; Taste of the Nation; jazz on U Street.

Channel 9 Debate Is Over; Time to Vote April 1

Not sure if it was "Now or Never," but WUSA-9's mayoral debate on March 26 had a few quotable moments.

Police: Missing Relisha Rudd Feared Dead

Eight-year-old Relisha Rudd, not seen since March 1, may have been killed, D.C. Police say.

4 Liquor Licenses Up for Grabs in Georgetown April 10

Sometimes, licenses that are not being used get pulled by the Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration. Applications will be open for four of them within Georgetown on April 10.

Street Crimes Rattle Residents

The number of robberies in Georgetown in 2014 is triple the number during the comparable period last year, according to ...

DMV Office to Open on M Street April 29

A D.C. Department of Motor Vehicles service center will return to M Street in the Georgetown Park retail space ...

S&R Foundation Launches Halcyon Incubator; Awards Gala on May 31

The S&R Foundation has announced the set-up of its Halcyon Incubator, headquartered at Halcyon House at 3400 Prospect St ...

Student Arrested for Possession of Ricin

Georgetown University student Daniel Milzman, 19, was arrested March 21 for possession of ricin, a highly toxic and sometimes fatal ...

Virginia Williams: She Was Our Mama in Washington, D.C.

The tribute for Virginia Williams, mother of a Washington, D.C., mayor, at Duke Ellington School was full of music, song, stories and joy.

Business Group Hears From Mayoral Candidates

The Georgetown Business Association's monthly reception is always good for business -- and a good time at one of Georgetown fine establishments.

60 Years Ago, Hike by Justice Douglas Saved the C&O Canal

Some wanted to pave over the C&O Canal in the 1950s, but a Supreme Court justice called for making one of Georgetown's crown jewels a national park.

Weekend Round Up March 20, 2014

First spring weekend: Open Kitchen, Neptune FIne Arts, Georgetown neighborhood tour and Kevin Eubanks at Blues Alley.

Southwest Waterfront Breaks Ground for $2B Wharf

It is a game changer, many say. The Wharf in Southwest D.C. will contain residences, offices, restaurants, theaters and a concert hall -- and a marina.

March Madness Begins: Resistance Is Futile

Some early upsets, of course, for the NCAA Tournament, but American loses -- and Georgetown wins its first game, but it is in the NIT.

FBI Takes Over Ricin Case at Georgetown University

It is all clear for the ricin scare at a Georgetown University dorm. But it was real -- and the FBI wants to know more.

Appreciating the 'Free Speech' of Comedian David Brenner

A beloved comic and "Tonight Show" record-holder left us over the weekend: David Brenner was the everyman funny man.

'Murdoch' and Much More at Kennedy Center's International Theater Festival

Yet another D.C. perk: "World Stages" at the Kennedy Center is a unique chance to see theater from around the world.

Early Voting for Primary Begins Today; Most Center Open Saturday

Before the Democratic primary election day on April Fools Day, you may vote sooner at D.C. voting centers.

Rare St. Patrick's Day Snow Gives Everyone a Day Off

Everybody has a little Irish in them today. The snow only added to the St. Patrick's charm of this day.

Mayor Gray Strikes Back at Corruption Allegations; Catania in Race

The race for mayor just got super-hot -- expect more of the same in the weeks ahead -- and more questions.

Weekend Round Up March 13, 2014

Just ahead: the Georgetown Leprechaun Leap, "Songs for a New World," the Shamrock Beer Bash and the D.C.'s own St. Patrick Day Parade.

Forever 21 Coming to M Street

Georgetown's range of clothing retail stores, whether affordable or otherwise, continues to expand.

Graying and Un-Graying of D.C.’s Mayoral Campaign Mess

A Safeway worker in Adams Morgan shook his head when asked about his feelings about Mayor Vincent Gray’s chances ...

Under Armour Buys Former Nathans Building for $12.25 Million

Already part of the Georgetown scene, Under Armour founder and CEO Kevin Plank got a little more involved a few ...

Orange Brings Mayoral Campaign to Foxhall

For Vincent Orange, the Democratic mayoral campaign runs through all parts of D.C. And he plans to keep running until April 1.

Old Georgetown Board Rejects EastBanc Condo Designs

The condos planned for 36th and Canal Road will have to wait, as the developer's concept gets a thumbs down for being out of character with the neighborhood.

Thompson Plea Implicates Mayor Gray

Businessman Jeffrey Thompson's plea deal is a bombshell for the voters and mayoral candidates, looking to the April 1 Democratic primary -- especially incumbent Mayor Vincent Gray.

Weekend Round Up March 6, 2014

Remember: it is time to spring forward. Congratulate Georgetown Tobacco for 50 years. "British Invasion" at the Washington Ballet. A "Wacky and Whimsical Tea for THEARC." Sting and Paul Simon at Strathmore.

Bank of Georgetown Celebrates Curt Winsor, New Building

A reception and ribbon cutting was held Feb. 5 at the newest Bank of Georgetown branch, named for its late co-founder Curtin Winsor III.

3 Artful Lives Lived in Different Worlds

Each in his own way, lives lived in the world of art and in the world: Sullivan, Kaplan and Resnais.

Under Armour Store Planned for Old Nathan's Space

The seller and buyer of the trophy Wisconsin & M building are two families which know each other: the Heon and the Plank families.

DC Water Issues Boil Water Advisory

DC Water issued a boil water alert -- and is embarked on the long-term update of its infrastructure.

ANC Meeting Moved to March 4: Duke Ellington School, Exorcist Steps Condos Are Top Items

The ANC 2E meeting was moved to Tuesday night at Georgetown Visitation Prep. It includes a visit by Councilman Jack Evans, who is running for mayor.

'12 Years' Defies 'Gravity': an Oscars Review

We got it covered: an awards show review by Gary Tischler and party photos from Eiizabeth Webster of the D.C. Council.

Ellington School in Spotlight for Renovation Plans -- and Sting Concert at Strathmore March 12

What a great way to raise funds: Sting and Paul Simon at a benefit concert for the Duke Ellington School of the Arts.

Weekend Roundup February 27, 2014

Check your schedule: Battle of the Voices, Mellow Mushroom, "Yellow Ticket," Kennedy String Quartet and "Snuggle With the Stars" during Oscars night.

The Redrawn Corcoran: a Question of Leadership

On Feb. 19, the long-troubled Corcoran announced a plan for George Washington University to take over its landmark 17th Street ...

Iconic Wisconsin & M Building Sells for $12.25 Million

Talk about trophy retail: the building at Wisconsin Avenue and M Street was sold by the Heon family, which owned it for 100 years.

Town Liquors Shut Down for 10 Days

A 10-day shutdown proves a costly violation for Town Liquors, which was cited for selling alcohol to minors.

One Month to Go and Another Mayoral Forum

The Feb. 26 Penn Quarter mayoral forum lacked some major names. But the show went on -- and enlightened, nonetheless.

Tudor Place Earns $100,000 Grant

One of Georgetown's crown jewels received well-deserved and needed funds -- to match -- for renovation and historical upkeep.

Lane Closures on Rock Creek Parkway Under Pennsylvania Avenue, Feb. 27 to March 3

Traffic alert: Rock Creek Parkway closes off-peak under Pennsylvania Avenue Thursday for five days.

Archaeology: a Favorite Georgetown Subject

A well attended archaeology lecture on a beautiful Saturday afternoon? It's a Georgetown thing.

Weekend Round Up February 20, 2014

It's an interesting mix this weekend: D.C. Capital Stars, Gilbert & Sullivan, D.C. Brau dinner and the Heart Ball.

Getting Warmer: Biz Group Meets at Neyla

It will be an active year for Georgetown businesses -- and the GBA is looking to make business smoother for everyone.

‘Where to Draw the Line’ on Eating Disorders

Next week is National Eating DIsorders Awareness Week. It's a chance to learn more about this far-reaching problem.

Dean & Deluca Cited Again for Health Code Violations

Also closed last year for a day, Dean & Deluca reopened after the Feb. 19 closure by the Health Department.

Lady Camellia, Tea Room on Prospect, to Open Feb. 22

The Macaron Bee couple has opened another creation: a tea room and shop, Lady Camellia.

D.C. Digs Out of Biggest Snow Storm in Years

Those who wanted a real snow storm this year got their wish granted. It shut down the town. Be careful what you wish for.

Weekend Roundup February 13, 2014

Valentine's Day art, Cupid party, presidential beer, "Shear Madness" -- and the Washingtons' Valentine's at Tudor Place.

Stars of Their Times: Shirley Temple, Sid Caesar

Two entertainment giants: one as a child star brought America smiles and hope; the other, a TV comedy trailblazer with big laughs and great writers.

Georgetown BID Formally Launches 'Georgetown 2028'

The Georgetown BID has shaken the idea tree and gotten a lot of attention. Check its website for details on the Georgetown 2028 Action Plan.

Westbound Roosevelt Bridge Ramp to Route 50 to Close Off-Peak Hours, Feb. 11 to 13

From Tuesday to Thursday, look for detours for the Route 50 entry ramp, going west on Roosevelt Bridge.

Weekend Roundup February 6, 2014

Citizens' annual art show at the House of Sweden, Play-Doh cupcake party at Sprinkles, Hoffman movies at Rhino Bar -- plus Valentine's at Tudor Place and more.

Expect No Roses for Valentine’s Day from Locally Sourced Florist

Local sourcing hits the flower shop, too. Little Acre Flowers makes its floral arrangements with "garden to vase" in mind.

Pinstripes, Restaurant and Bowling Alley, to Open Feb. 8

It's an upscale bistro. It's a finely appointed bowling alley. Get ready, Georgetown, for Pinstripes, opening this weekend.

Potent Artful Trio: Seeger, Hoffman and Schell

Three recent deaths tell the tale of talented men very much in, of and out of their times.

The SOTU Show: Obama, Congress and Guest Stars

The State of the Union has become something of a national political reality show.

Tom Quinn: Himself, a Full Measure of a Man

Gary Tischler eulogizes his old friend, unique, of course: Tom Quinn.

Welcome to 2801 M St NW

The Georgetowner Newspaper -- and the Georgetown Media Group -- has moved to 2801 M St., NW.

Weekend Roundup January 23, 2014

Books and music: Author discussion at the George Town Club about J. Carter Brown of the National Gallery of Art; Diane Marino at Blues Alley; Washington Ballet's jazz and blues project.

Happy 225th Birthday, Georgetown University

The nation's oldest Catholic institution of higher learning, Georgetown University celebrates its birthday today.

Auto Show: 10 Days of 'New-Car Heaven'

However you get there, it's time for the Washington Auto Show -- at the convention center through Feb. 2.

Son Suspected in Stabbing of Parents at Q Street Home Dies of Heart Attack

Stabbing suspect died from cardiac arrest while in police custody at a hospital Jan. 20.

Son Suspect in Stabbing of Parents at Q Street Home: Father Dead, Mother Injured

The shocking news came Sunday morning that a reportedly mentally ill son had attacked his elderly parents, resulting in the father's death.

Trial Underway for Accused Killer of Viola Drath

The trial of Albrecht Gero Muth, accused of killing his 91-year-old wife Viola Herms Drath in August 2011, has begun ...

Real Estate Agent Anne Doyle Dies at 97

Anne Doyle, a longtime resident of Georgetown, passed away Dec. 27, 2013, at the age of 97. Doyle was well ...

Albrecht Muth Found Guilty of Murdering His Wife, Viola Drath

Guilty. So ends the sad and strange story of Viola Drath and Albrecht Muth.

Weekend Round Up January 16, 2014

The year revs up: "50 Shades," Choral Evensong, MLK Day power lunch and "Let Freedom ring."

Post Poll Looks Good for Gray, More or Less

Few polls have been taken during the Democratic mayoral primary campaign. A recent one looks for Mayor Vincent Gray.

Celebrations for Martin Luther King, Jr., Day

"Let Freedom Ring" is a special celebration of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., at the Kennedy Center.

Upcoming Legal Decisions for D.C.

Look for new and proposed laws affecting D.C. in the weeks ahead.

Suspicious Package Shuts Down M Street

A bomb at the Nike Store? No, said police. But M Street was shut down briefly Thursday afternoon.

Business: Ins and Outs

IN: Little Birdies Children’s Clothes

Nestled on charming P Street -- 3236 P St., NW -- across from Ella-Rue and Fleurir ...

The Revealing Lifecycles of Politicians

Watching politics is sometimes like watching the kings and would-be kings in Shakespeare’s histories and tragedies—on the throne ...

The Golden Globes: Fun and Puzzlement in L.A.

The great mix of presenters and stars, film and TV, made the awards show predictably off-center and off-color.

Mayoral Debate: in Search of Gray and of Issues

The mayoral debate at Dumbarton House Jan. 9 was surprised by an uninvited candidate -- but missed the incumbent, Mayor Vincent Gray.

Meet the New Coach. Same as the Old Coach?

Here we go again: the Redskins' new coach, Jay Gruden, will the eighth one since 1999.

Call for Artists Deadline: Monday, Jan. 13

Artists, you have about four days to commit to the popular arts show by the Citizens Association of Georgetown. It will open Feb. 6 at the House of Sweden.

Mayor Gray to Sit Out Tonight's Debate at Dumbarton House

Expected to participate at the Jan. 9 debate, Mayor Vincent Gray will take a pass this time.

7-Eleven on Wisconsin Avenue Closer to Completion

A new 7-Eleven will be opening soon at Wisconsin and O in the building which once housed the famed Georgetown Pharmacy.

Weekend Round Up January 9, 2013

The list may be short, but there are plenty of things to do this weekend.

A Bit of Ireland, Ri Ra Opens on M Street

Creating a beautiful space, Ri Ra brings its special take on Irish pubs to M Street.

Mayoral Debate on Jan. 9 at Dumbarton House

Here's your chance to see the candidates upclose in the neighborhood: Thursday at Dumbarton House.

Trial Begins for Accused Killer of Viola Drath

Albrecht Muth is accused of killing his 91-year-old wife in August 2011 at their Q Street home.

Drivers Get Extra Time Before Traffic Cameras Go Live

Traffic cameras at stop signs will be a way of life in 2014 and beyond. Say hello to big brother MPD, and learn to make a complete stop of suffer a ticket.

A Look Back: Counting Our Blessings, Our Losses

Gary Tischler looks back at the dearly departed of 2013 and sees how what we recall says as much about them as it says about us.

J. Paul's Founder Paul Cohn Bids Farewell to His Restaurant Group

Influential restaurateur Paul Cohn leaves his company -- and will launch a new downtown restaurant in April called Boss Shepherd's.

ANC Meeting With Mayor, Biggest of 2013. Thanks to Duke Ellington

Did the ANC have its biggest meeting thanks to the mayor? No, thank Duke Ellington School and supporters.

Mayor at ANC Meeting Tonight; Plans for Ellington, Hyde Schools and Former Theater

Top items on the meeting's agenda include: designs on Hyde-Addison School additions and the former Georgetown Theater, the Duke Ellington School modernization plans, and Georgetown 2028 Plan, proposed by the Georgetown Business Improvement District.

Weekend Round Up December 19, 2013

It's about five shopping days until Christmas: check Cady's Alley Holiday Stroll. There's "The Nutcracker," a must-see, Carol Riddick at Blues Alley and a chocolate workshop at Tudor Place.

Bomb Threat at House of Sweden Closes K Street, Rock Creek Parkway

Traffic is even worse this evening, thanks to a bomb threat at the House of Sweden at the Georgetown waterfront.

Real Movie Stars: Fontaine, Parker and Totter

We lost a trio of classic Hollywood actresses: Joan Fontaine, Eleanor Parker and Audrey Totter, immortalized on the silver screen.

Evans Campaign Raises $1 Million; Pitches Donors at George Town Club

The Evans campaign surpasses one million dollars in fundraising, expects more and expects to take the Democratic primary for mayor on April 1.

Acting Great Peter O'Toole Takes His Final Curtain Call

Known for "Lawrence of Arabia," "Becket" and many other films, Peter O'Toole lived large in film and in life.

Weekend Round Up December 12, 2013

From gingerbread house making to carolers performing, there's plenty of Christmastime activity in and around D.C. this weekend.

Holiday Open House at Georgetown University

Georgetown University held its annual open house for neighbors in a Christmas-decorated Riggs Library on Dec. 9.

Georgetown Business Association Celebrates Awardees, 2013

The Georgetown Business Association's annual meeting and holiday reception on Dec. 11 honored outstanding Georgetowners.

Kennedy Center Names First Female President

Chicago Symphony Orchestra president Deborah Rutter will succeed Michael Kaiser as the third president of the Kennedy Center, beginning Sept. 1.

Donghia, Luxe Home Furnisher, Moves to Cady's Alley Jan. 1

Another luxury design and home furnishing company -- Donghia -- will make the scene at Cady's Alley in the new year.

Nelson Mandela: the Miracle of South Africa

We celebrate the life of Nelson Mandela. In D.C., we may sign a book of condolences at the South African Embassy or the Wilson Building -- and attend a memorial service at the National Cathedral on Wednesday.

Weekend Round Up December 5, 2013

It's all about Christmas now: wreath workshop and teas at Tudor Place, Christmas in Middleburg, "The Nutcracker" and Handel's "Messiah."

District Council Votes for Big Minimum-Wage Raise

The D.C. Council raised the minimum hour wage for all in several steps over the years to $11.50 by 2016.

1945-2013: Presevationist Joseph Grano, Defender of Rhodes Tavern

Joseph Grano lead the unsuccessful fight to save Rhodes Tavern on 15th Street from the wrecking ball in the 1980s. His lessons in historic preservation are remembered.

Last Chance to View Santa Claus Overlooking the Potomac?

Santa Claus is back atop the Prospect Street bluff over M Street, but it may be the last Christmas this inflatable stops in Georgetown.

Muth Murder Trial Postponed to Jan. 6

The Muth saga drags on -- awaiting justice for the murder of Viola Drath -- and highlights "The Worst Marriage in Georgetown," as a New York Times story noted.

Baby Panda at the National Zoo Gets a Name: Bao Bao

The precious panda at the National Zoo gets a name, and everyone is happy: Bao Bao.

JFK Remembrance: Clint Hill, 'Five Days in November' at Cafe Milano

"Five Days in November," a memoir about the JFK assassination, tells the story from a Secret Service agent's perspective.

M Street Bike Lane Ready for Set Up

The M Street bike lane is coming, but at least parking for the north side of the street has been saved.

Georgetown to Light Up for Holidays, Dec. 13 to 20

In time for Christmas, the town will celebrate with lights and public art during the week-long Fete des Lumieres Georgetown.

Tory Burch Opens In Georgetown

The long-anticipated Tory Burch accessories store opened on Wisconsin Avenue today with catered goodies for first-day shoppers.

Weekend Round Up November 21, 2013

Coming up: "Tudor Tots Thanksgiving," thanksgiving at Sequoia Restaurant, Christmas at Mount Vernon -- and the Georgetowner Holiday Pop Shop.

Canal Road to Close During Off-Peak Hours, Nov. 19 to Nov. 21

Watch for detours at Canal Road tomorrow through Thursday. During non-rush hours, the road will be closed for maintenance.

At Georgetown, John Kerry, Hillary Clinton and Laura Bush Urge Continued Support for Afghan Women

An impressive line-up of leaders and speakers at Georgetown University's Gaston Hall rallied for Afghan women, especially after the U.S. military leaves Afghanistan next year.

Unique Tavern License Up for Grabs in Georgetown

Rarely does a tavern license become available in Georgetown. The two first applicants for it are Gypsy Sally's and Smith Point.

H&M Moves, Launches Isabel Marant Collection

Drawing crowds, the new H&M store opened yesterday in bigger digs, just doors away from its original M Street store.

Weekend Round Up November 14, 2013

A nice choice: Jackson Arts Center open house, Winter Show at the Old Print Gallery, Ann Taylor Makeover, Harvest Tea at Tudor Place -- and the Georgetowner Holiday Pop Shop.

Dent Place's Derelict House Razed

This morning, a long-awaited bulldozer came to Dent Place in Georgetown -- to take down an old, ruined house and to the delight of neighbors.

Choral Arts Salutes JFK With New Work and Verdi’s ’Requiem’

In a moving and unique tribute, the life of President John F. Kennedy was celebrated Nov. 10 in the performing arts center named in his honor.

Celebrating The Holidays!

Baby, it's cold outside. Get ready for the holidays, also known as Thanksgiving, Hanukkah -- and, biggest of all, Christmas.

Vincent Orange, Andy Shallal Make Mayoral Race More Interesting

With the addition of Vincent Orange and Andy Shallal to the race for D.C. mayor, the table is set . . . almost. Mayor Vincent Gray has yet to say yea or nay to running for re-election.

Weekend Round Up November 7, 2013

A range of choices for you: Military Appreciation Night, the Waterfowl Festival in Easton, Brazilian jazz, a Choral Arts tribute to President John F. Kennedy at the Kennedy Center.

ANC 2E Tonight: West Heating Plant Raze Permit, Hyde-Addison Construction

ANC 2E meets tonight with the West Heating Plant (the future Four Season condos) raze permit approval its top topic.

Armed Robbery on 31st St.; Robbery on Wisconsin Ave.

Evidently, goblins hang around after Halloween: two robberies within two days about a block away from each other.

Weekend Roundup, October 31, 2013

It is definitely a full plate this week: Esprit de Noel at Visi, Fall Fringe, "Giselle at TWB, "Everyman" at Woolly, St. Mark's Food Festival, "Pride and Prejudice" Tea, Opera at the Plaza and the Waterfowl Festival in Easton.

Halloween in Georgetown: Traffic Restrictions in Effect

It's always great to walk around the town -- and Halloween can be quite an adventure. Where to drive and park your car is another issue.

Stop! Thief! On a Bike?

Stay alert, people: there has been a bicyclist robbing pedestrians of their mobile devices.

Halloween Hot Tickets: 'Exorcist' Author to Speak at Georgetown AMC Loews

Halloween brings lots of visitors to Wisconsin & M, child trick-or-treating on the residential streets -- and William Peter Blatty will talk after a viewing of "The Exorcist."

Turn Clocks Back Saturday Night

Daylight Saving Time ends: Remember to set your clocks back one hour Saturday night.

SweetFrog Yogurt Opens on Wisconsin Avenue

Add another frozen yogurt shop to your taste list: this one is the widely anticipated sweetFrog Yogurt, now at Wisconsin Avenue and S Street.

Weekend Round Up October 24, 2013

On the list: "Found Mediations," Shaw Halloween Bar Crawl, Smithsonian Craft2Wear Show, Thomas Circle Singers and America Abroad Media Awards.

Entrepreneurial Georgetown Touted at Citizens Meeting

During a unique Citizens' talk, Georgetown's entrepreneurial spirit gets the spotlight.

Watch for Road Closures During the Marine Corps Marathon

Get up early to support the Marathon Corps Marathon, which runs through the town this Sunday morning.

Architect Robert Bell Buys Georgetown Theater Property

After years of neglect, a center of Georgetown -- with its iconic theater sign -- will get a monumental make-over by architect Robert Bell.

New Plays Show Washington's Fresh Take on Theater

WIth playwrights and directors enlivening the theater scene, Washington, D.C., has an artistic lot to choose from.

Weekend Round Up October 17, 2013

Coming up: Care for Kids cards, the International Horse Show, Fall Foliage Tea at Tudor Place and more.

A Homecoming for Dance Theatre of Harlem and Jenelle Figgins

Duke Ellington graduate Jenelle Figgins returns as a dancer with the Dance Theatre of Harlem.

Lasting Pain of the Shutdown: We, the People, Lost

Here is just one take-away from the government shutdown: "I'm mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore."

Antique Store Hit by Car, Saved by Stone Lion

It appears that some high-end clutter helped L'Enfant Gallery on P Street avert a car through its store window.

Biz Group Enjoys the Ease of Eton Court

The Georgetown Business Association held its popular monthly reception -- outside and inside -- at Eton Court Oct. 16.

Weekend Round Up October 10, 2013

The first FAD Georgetown. Hockey games to benefit Navy Yard survivors. The Russian Fall Bazaar at St. Nicholas Cathedral. Civil War tour and more.

Georgetown University Moves McCourt School Celebration to Campus

Georgetown University celebrates its new McCourt School for Public Policy during a government shutdown.

Taste of D.C. and Other Eating and Tasty Challenges

With Taste of D.C. and Ben's Chili Bowl on stage, a Pho Challenge in Glover Park and more, your taste buds will be busy.

Who Lives Here Georgetown

Each year around the Georgetowner’s anniversary, we list a few of the more famous who live in this remarkable neighborhood, so full of history, so grateful of its present well-to-do situation -- and so hopeful of its future achievers, now arriving or being born.

Due to Shutdown, Vietnam Veterans Memorial Replica Arrives at Georgetown

Not allowed to walk along the Wall of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial because of the government shutdown? Bring a replica of it to the people. It is at Georgetown University for a week, starting Oct. 8.

West Heating Plant Meetings: Oct. 8, Oct. 22

The West Heating Plant is a huge construction project for Georgetown. The first of two public meeting for the plans for it is Oct. 8.

Oneida Nation, D.C.’s Norton Urge Redskins to Change Their Name

The Redskins' team name was under discussion and attack at the Georgetown Ritz-Carlton Oct. 7.

Volta Park Day Celebrates Its Special Village

With great weather, family, friends, food and music, Volta Park Day showed off the best of Georgetown.

Frye Celebrates Georgetown Flagship With Opening Party

The Frye Company celebrated its grand opening of its first store in Georgetown.

Georgetown BID to Host Final Georgetown 2028 Community Forum

The Georgetown Business Improvement District hosts its final Community Engagement Meeting regarding Georgetown 2028.

Weekend Round UP October 3, 2013

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Our First President Finally Gets His Library at Mount Vernon

After a 214-year wait, President George Washington gets his wish of a library at Mount Vernon fulfilled.

Shutdown's Little Details Say a Lot: Towpath, Parks Closed

We know many federal employees are not working, but it is also the little things that get people angry at Congress.

Weekend Round Up September 26, 2013

Quite the varied list to check: C&O Canal's Park After Dark, Indian Dance, Anna Bags, Art All Night D.C., Pet-a-Palooza -- and Chefs Go Fresh on Monday.

Mayor Gray Rejects Government Shutdown in the City

With a shutdown possible, Mayor Gray calls all D.C. employee "essential" and takes a stand for the District of Columbia.

Luxe Dining at Dulles, Thanks to Qatar Airways

During a unique media event, diners never left the ground but relaxed in a 777 at Dulles Airport to enjoy the first-class menu of Qatar Airways.

Stop-Work Order on Grace Street Earns Classic Georgetown Comment

A neighbor alerted the Georgetowner Sept. 20 about a stop-work order by the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs for ...

Yearly Visitor Parking Passes Paused by Council

The District Council stopped the D.C. Department of Transportation plan that would give an annual visitor parking card to ...

Lab School Plans High School Building

The Lab School of Washington, a leading school for students with learning difficulties or disabilities, ranging from elementary to high ...

French Maternal School Gets N Street Branch

The French Maternal School -- the small, independent nursery school serving the French, international and diplomatic communities -- has opened a second ...

Stop-Work Order on Grace Street Gets Classic Georgetown Postscript

It was not the stop-work order that was interesting but the advice that followed it that got our attention.

McCourt's $100-Million Gift to Georgetown Creates New School

A transformative gift to Georgetown University by the former Dodgers owner will establish the McCourt School of Public Policy next month.

Politics and Prose Bookstore: Coming to Georgetown?

Politics and Prose is looking for a Georgetown store. Might it pick the Georgetown Theater property, vacant for years, and transform that business section of Wisconsin Avenue?

Weekend Round Up September 19, 2013

It's has been a busy week. The weekend -- with the Library of Congress Book Festival, an art festival, a dance festival, a golf classic and the D.C. Green Festival -- looks even busier. Calmly take your pick and enjoy.

Council Fails to Override Veto on "Walmart Bill"; Votes to Censure Marion Barry

It was a busy and noisy day for the D.C. Council, but in the end it made two significant (if controversial) decisions: the fate of the "Walmart bill," and the censuring of Marion Barry following corruption charges.

Navy Yard Shootings Makes D.C. Like the Others

Washington, D.C., was shocked by a mass shooting that left at least 12 dead -- at a very secure and historic naval installation.

Weekend Roundup September 12, 2013

It's a diverse weekend: a wine tour, hovercrafts on the Potomac, fall fashion preview at the Graham, jazz at Blues Alley.

CNN Celebrates 'Crossfire' Return

The CNN party for "Crossfire" was the place to be, if you are a media junkie.

Mayor Gray Vetoes Council's 'Living Wage' Bill

As expected, Mayor Vincent vetoed the proposed Large Retailer Accountability Act of 2013. The District Council needs nine votes to override him.

Driver Accused of Stabbing 2 at Washington Harbour

A fight between two potential riders and their limo driver escalated into a stabbing around 7:30 p.m. Sept ...

Weekend Round Up Septemeber 5, 2013

With a bridge celebration, book signing, gallery opening and marathon, a new season revs up.

'It's a Girl!': a Panda Amid D.C.'s News and History

A tiny female panda cub grabs the attention of the most powerful and important city in the world, as it to remind us of more important things in life.

ANC Report: Burglaries, Parking, El Centro, Ellington, Halcyon, Heating Plant

Issues like crime, parking, zoning, construction, restaurants and schools headlined the Sept. 3 neighborhood meeting. Welcome back, all.

Busy ANC Meeting: Ellington, Halcyon, Heating Plant

After a summer break, the ANC monthly meetings resume with a lineup of big-ticket discussions.

Welcome-Back News Edition

September is off to a fast start: a new water taxi service, the openings of El Centro, Rialto and T.J. Maxx.

Police Boat Shows Off on Potomac, Hits 2 Boats

The Aug. 30 incident got lots of attention -- and remains under investigation.

Seamus Heaney: Plain-spoken Earth and Poetic Space of Truth

The Irish poet Seamus Heaney was a literary giant on par with Joyce, Beckett and Yates.

Red Line Closures and Weekend Track Work

Water infiltration at Metro’s Friendship Heights and Medical Center stations on the Red Line could cause closings.

Weekend Round Up August 29, 2013

The upcoming three-day weekend means there is plenty of weekend fun. Check out to see more!

50th Anniversary of the March: Beyond the Dream

At the Aug. 28 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, many speaker and three presidents gave their take on the day and the years since then.

Julie Harris: the Enchanting, Transforming Broadway Legend

From "East of Eden" to "the Belle of Amherst" to "Knots Landing," actress Julie Harris showed a powerful command of film, theater and television.

Weekend Round Up August 22, 2013

Chance Encounters at Calloway Fine Arts, D.C. Wine Week Tours, technology for elders and a movie about 80-year-olds on motorcycles.

Elmore Leonard: That Guy Was a Helluva Writer

The Georgetowner's best writer has some words of his own for one of America's.

Frye Store to Open in Historic Building in September

The Frye footwear company plans to open next month on Wisconsin Avenue near the C&O Canal.

Drybar Closed for Not Having Permits

Permits? What permits? Shut down Aug. 16, Drybar in Georgetown has some untangling to do of its own.

Ueno & Kuno: Scientists’ Artistic Formula

Japanese-American scientists Ryuji Ueno and Sachiko Kuno reveal their prescription for success in Washington and Georgetown with a foundation that attracts and encourages young talent.

Illuminations Closing

The cool shop of lamps in Cady's Alley, Illuminations, will soon close its doors.

Weekend Round-Up August 15, 2013

Your weekend mix: ice cream or jazz at Dumbarton House, African film Fest, concerts at the Marine Corps Museum, Capital City Showcase and Beasley's Best of Summer film series.

Jack Germond: Unforgettable Reporter's Reporter

A meat-and-potatoes newman, Jack Germond was a print journalist who looked the part on television, too.

ShopHouse Eatery to Open on M Street Aug. 19

ShopHouse with its Southeast Asian cuisine will make its debut on M Street, across from the Four Seasons, on Monday.

New Soccer Stadium Proposed for D.C. United

If things go according to plan, D.C. United could be playing in a new stadium near Nationals Park in 2016.

Ev Shorey: Georgetown's 'Great Friend, Great Citizen'

Classic gentleman Ev Shorey, a former president of the Citizens Association of Georgetown, has died.

D.C. Residents to Request Free Visitor Passes for Street Parking

New visitor parking passes seem popular but cause unintended problems for neighborhood street parking.

AOL to Delete One-Third of Patch Sites

While news site, Georgetown Patch, appears safe from the chopping block, AOL will cut one-third of its Patch network in the weeks ahead.

String of Burglaries Hits Houses and Garages

A rash of burglaries hit Georgetown last week. Here's a basic crime prevention tip: lock your doors.

2 Rare Tiger Cubs at National Zoo a Victory for Conservationists

Damai, the Sumatran Tiger at the National Zoo, gave birth to two cubs Aug. 5.

Weekend Round Up August 8, 2013

What's up? Blues Alley jazz, butterflies at Oatlands, C&O Canal programs, a "Go Go Symphony" and Clyde's at 50.

Auto Alert: No Parking on O and P Streets, Aug. 8 and 9

Look out when parking on O or P street on Thursday or Friday. A clean-up is scheduled, and no-parking signs will be up.

Greatness, Old-School Style: a Vanishing America

Politicians, an actor, an athlete and a journalist: their richly American lives.

National Nightout Marks 30th Anniversary, Aug. 6

Tomorrow night is National Night Out, a time to meet your police officers and learn more about safety and crime awareness.

Washington Post to Be Sold to Amazon's Jeff Bezos

A powerful symbol of Washington, D.C., goes to an internet billionaire from the "other Washington."

Mascot-in-Training J.J. Out at Georgetown; Volunteers to Step In

After his much-hyped arrival at Georgetown University, mascot-in-training, J.J., abruptly lost his job this week.

Mei Xiang's Pandemonium: Pregnant or Not?

Is Mei Xiang pregnant? No, it's not an East Asian TV soap opera. It's another panda watch for the National Zoo.

¡Festival de Helados Es Mas Delicioso!

Rosa Mexicano's ice cream festival is an explosion of hot and cool flavors.

Weekend Round Up August 1, 2013

Sidewalk Sale in Middleburg, costume and prop sales at Studio Theatre, jazz at Mazza Gallerie, "Princess Bride" in Bethesda and "Pride & Prejudice" at Dumbarton House.

Volta Park Opens New Playground

New Volta Park is officially open and just in time for the weekend!

Bandolero Cited by Health Department

Find out why Bandolero, one of the newest restaurant additions, was closed last week.

Muth’s Hunger Strikes Result in Waiving Right to be Present

What are accused murderer of Georgetown resident Viola Drath’s hunger strikes doing to his trial? Definitely not helping it go faster.

Chicago Cop and Television Crook Dies at Age 69

Saying goodbye to Dennis Farina, beloved cop and actor, well known for his work on Law and Order.

Weekend Round Up July 25, 2013

Drive-ins, After hours & Meetings: Here’s what’s happening this weekend in the District.

Traffic Alert: Overnight Closures at Key Bridge

If you’re planning on traveling through the Key Bridge and M Street, NW intersection at night in the next ...

Helen Thomas: a Truly Great Journalist

A hail and farewell to Helen Thomas, pioneering journalist for women, from a journalism teacher, most of whose students are women.

Weekend Round Up July 18, 2013

Check out musical programs at Dumbarton House and the Castleton Festival, "Fairy Tea" at Tudor Place, a dog wash or an ice cream tasting -- and judging. Plus, an auction preview or chef Q&A sessions.

Salinger's Accusations About TWA Flight 800 Resurface in New Documentary

Pierre Salinger was among those who think that TWA 800 flight was taken down by a missile in 1996.

Weekend Alert: K Street Closures

Be on the lookout if you're driving along K Street this weekend. Some lanes between 21st and 27th Streets will be closed.

[Update:] Titan Arum Watch at the U.S. Botanic Garden

UPDATE: The Titan Arum has bloomed! The U.S. Botanic Gardens are keeping their extended hours, 10 AM to 8 ...

Happy Anniversary, D.C.!

The first anniversary calls for a traditional paper gift. The 25th means a gift of silver, and the 50th means ...

Restaurant Closings: Tackle Box, Sahara Prince of the Harbor

Watch out, Georgetown. The health department likes to stop by your restaurants, just like anybody else.

After the Verdict: Twitter, the New, Improved Path for Nonviolent Action

After the Zimmerman verdict, social media was fired up on Saturday night and beyond, helping people vent.

Georgetown University to Expand to Old Walter Reed Grounds?

Needing to grow beyond its neighborhood, Georgetown University will offer designs on the old Walter Reed space July 18.

Weekend Round Up July 11, 2013

Bastille Day, an Irish festival in Annapolis, a ukulele festival in Reston, Georgetown tour with cupcakes: it's summertime.

Traffic Alert: Key Bridge Reopens After Bomb Threat; 37th Street Detour

What is it about Key Bridge? Closed briefly after a bomb threat. Plus: a partial street closure for two weeks.

Does 'Living Wage' Bill Mean No Living Wal-Marts in D.C.?

The District Council passes its "iiving wage" bill aimed at big-box retailers. Wal-Mart threatens D.C. pull-out.

July 4th Parade, New Playground; 'Liberty and Justice for Some'

The parade on MacArthur Boulevard is a 4th of July tradition -- so is D.C. government officials' lamenting lack of full representation.

Serendipity 3 and Sushi-Ko Closed; to Re-open Soon?

Noted restaurants, Sushi-ko and Serendipity 3, briefly closed.

Red White & Travel Advisory

Fireworks, celebration and road closings oh my! The District Department of Transportation is advising participants to take notice of advisories ...

How to Get Paula Deen Out of Her Pickle

There are many ways to serve up “Paula Deen.” Food Network prefers fried, and Smithfield will take her smoked. No ...

Fillmore School Funds Refilled

After a brief dust-up, full funding has been assured for the Fillmore Center for the Arts.

Lives They Led: Examples of America's Best

This past week, we lost folks, young and old, who showed us the best of who we are.

Weekend Round Up June 27, 2013

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SCOTUS: Summer of 2013 Decisions

This session's landmark Supreme Court decisions have echoed through the nation and its laws.

Prodigal Panda Returned to Zoo

He may not be black and white and red all over, but the adventure of Rusty the red panda on ...

Obama Goes Bold on Climate Change Fight in Georgetown Speech

President Barack Obama outlined his administration's comprehensive action plan to deal with climate change in a landmark speech at ...

In the Steps of George Washington: Obama to Deliver Address at Georgetown University June 25

President Obama will visit Georgetown University June 25 for the third time to give a major address on climate change.

Teddy & the Bully Bar Gets Inaugurated Today

Another presidentially inspired restaurant opened today for a commander-in-chief, whose rating and popularity remain high: Teddy Roosevelt.

Fans Mob D.C. Premiere of 'White House Down'

If you were down on K Street near the waterfront last Friday evening, you could not miss the screaming fans for the D.C. opening of "White House Down."

The Life and Work of Jim Weaver Celebrated at Business Awards Lunch

Local business leaders and politicians joined in their praise of Georgetown businessman Jim Weaver, who died April 24.

Weekend Round Up June 20, 2013

Your weekend plans have a wide range: the Building Museum, Tudor Place, Arlington, Oatlands and the National Cathedral.

James Gandolfini: More Than Tony Soprano, and Yet . . .

Actor James Gandolfini died June 19. He was best known for his mobster character, Tony Soprano.

InternsROCK! Rocks the Gap

The Washington Center took over the Gap on Wisconsin Avenue Thursday night for a special event as part of their ...

Georgetown BID Meeting with Mayor; '2028' Meeting Tonight

The Georgetown Improvement District held its annual meeting June 11 at the Powerhouse building on Grace Street.

Weekend Round Up June 13, 2013

Celebrate Father's Day weekend with a Concerts in the Park or see who wins this year's cup at the Annual Pink Ribbon Polo Classic.

Gifts Just in Time for Father's Day

Check out these last minute gifts that won't leave you wrapping a tie on Father's Day.

The Wrong Paint Closes Francis Pool Until June 22

A local problem at a public pool gets attention after complaints by the public.

Evans Makes It Official: He's Running for Mayor

Jack Evans, Georgetowner and long-serving councilmember, joins the race to become Mayor of Washington, D.C.

Ground Gives Way at Condo Work Site, Overturns Trailer

On Friday morning, a construction trailer at 1045 Wisconsin Ave., NW, next to the C&O Canal was found overturned ...

Avast, Ye! Boomerang Tours Launches Pirate Ship

Boomerang Tours, Inc., has weighed anchor on its custom-built “Pirate Ship,” equipped with water cannons and serving would-be pirates and ...

William Peter Blatty Files Exorcising Law Suit Against Georgetown University

The 1973 film “The Exorcist” has come back to haunt Georgetown University. William Peter Blatty, class of 1950 Georgetown graduate ...

Cleaner Air Along the C&O Canal, Smarter Water Use in Commercial Buildings

The District's efforts for a cleaner environment and sustainability got two big boosts this week.

Weekend Round Up June 6, 2013

From Lemonade Days and a cocktail reception for Volta Park to a summer kick-off for foreign policy young professionals and a Saffron Dance profession, the weekend looks hot.

Volta Park to Get $450,000 Rehab; Fundraiser, June 7

Volta Park will be getting a nearly half-million-dollar upgrade. Its fundraiser is Friday at Georgetown Visitation Prep.

Malmaison to Open June 10 With Chef Gerard Pangaud

It has been long anticpated, but Malmaison, now a lunch and dinner restaurant as well as a dessert specialty eatery ...

A Governor's Appeal to Bipartisan 'Vox Populi'

All politics is local, except when it’s not.

The death of the long-serving Democratic Senator from New Jersey Frank ...

Women's Retailer Calypso St. Barth Coming to M Street

Georgetown's fashion retail expansion continues: Calypso St. Barth is due in 2014.

Jean Stapleton: She'll Always Be Our Edith Bunker, Too

Her Edith Bunker character may have been called "a dingbat," but actress Jean Stapleton was everything but that.

Weekend Round Up May 30, 2013

Welcome to June: Taste of Georgetown, Regatta on the Anacostia, Yoga at Georgetown Waterfront Park and "Restaurants Hate Cancer."

Citizens Association Honors Town's Best; Elects New President

At the Citizens' annual meeting, Georgetown's best was honored and proved Jack Evans's mantra: "The golden age of Georgetown is now."

Soil Replacement Tested in Georgetown Tree Boxes

The Georgetown BID experiments with "flexi-pave" around trees to protect people -- and trees.

Washington Circle Underpass Generates Speed Camera Jackpot

Whether along K Street or New York Avenue, D.C. speed cameras are on pace to pull in a record-breaking number on fees.

Washington State Bridge Collapse a Wake-up Call for Washington, D.C.'s Bridges

As summer driving heats up and a bridge collapses in Washington state, America's infrastructure problem is back in the spotlight.

Tonight: Meeting on Parking in Georgetown, Burleith

Georgetown's age-old parking situation gets a DDOT sounding tonight at St. John's Church hall.

Right Time, Right Place for Memorial Day Reflections

Amid the pomp and popular of Memorial Day events, a World War II veteran gets to the heart of the matter in simple conversation.

Weekend Round Up May 23, 2013

Have a happy and safe Memorial Day, everyone, and look for the Georgetowner's next newsletter on Tuesday, May 28.

Burnett Recognized with Mark Twain Prize

It is about time: Carol Burnett will receive the Mark Twain Prize. She has already earned a Kennedy Center Honor.

Percy Plaza Dedicated at Waterfront Park

The Percy family and friends -- and supporters of the Waterfront Park -- met May 23 to unveil the street sign for Sen. Charles Percy Plaza.

Park Service to Discuss Boathouse Study May 22 at West End Library

The National Park Service will discuss its boathouse study with the public on Wednesday, May 22, at the West End Library.

Percy Plaza to Be Dedicated May 23 at Wisconsin & K

Longtime senator and Georgetown resident Charles Percy will be honored May 23 with a plaza dedicated to his memory.

Weekend Round Up May 16, 2013

Looking for something to do this weekend? From Estate sales to pet adoptions, this weekend is full of fun activities for all. Visit to see more.

Another Commencement Weekend in Washington

From Nobel Prize winners to celebrated actor Kerry Washington, commencement weekend in D.C. is in full swing. Congratulations to the Class of 2013.

Record-Breaking Georgetown Garden Tour Sells Out

The Georgetown Garden Tour enjoyed a great day and great attendance on May 11.

Washington Cathedral Wins Preservation Vote

The people have made a smart decision: National Cathedral and Mount Vernon are top vote-getters in the Partners in Preservation contest

Billy Reid Opens Friday on M Street

Tomorrow, Bill Reid, the cool clothing with Southern roots, will open -- and we are excited, too.

Weekend Round Up May 9, 2013

The Georgetown Garden Tour, "Poetic Vision," Pie at the Georgetown Library, "An Ice Cream Sunday" and Embassies' Open House: a complete weekend in D.C.

Armed Robbery Outside CVS; ‘Robbery Snatch’ on M Street

An armed robbery occurred in the CVS parking lot at 1403 Wisconsin Ave., NW, April 30 before 5 p.m ...

Partners in Preservation: Vote Now

You can vote through May 10. Partners in Preservation invites the public to visit to help their ...

O & P Street Project Wins Award

The District Department of Transportation and its O and P Street Project has run the Mayor’s Historic Preservation Award ...

Life of Pie: Mike Copperthite Celebrates Family Business

Historian, consultant and baker Mike Copperthite continues to celebrate the 125th anniversary of his family business, the Connecticut-Copperthite Pie Baking ...

Businesses' Ins & Outs: Max's Best Ice Cream Loses Lease, Kintaro, and CorePower Yoga Opens

Kintaro Japanese Restaurant Opens on 33rd Street

Kintaro, a 100-percent Japanense restaurant with sashimi, sushi, ramen noodles, bento boxes and ...

Trees for Georgetown Fete on May 8

For arboreal activists, the annual Trees for Georgetown reception is this Wednesday.

Weekend Round Up May 2, 2013

From an Isadora Duncan ballet and Landon's azalea festival to Dumbarton Oaks Park and a Gil Schafer book signing, the weekend and beyond are full.

Help Preserve the Nation's Capital

You have until May 10 to vote for your favorite historical site in the Partners in Preservation program.

Parties Abound Around Correspondents' Shindig

There was a dinner at the Washington Hilton? Oh, yeah, but some of the parties -- before and after -- are even better.

Rest In Peace, Possum

Country music giant George Jones has died -- and so has a bit of country music itself.

At-Large Council Election: Good to Be the Incumbent

An interim councilmember no more, Anita Bonds led the pack to secure her at-large seat on the District Council.

Beloved Business Leader Jim Weaver Dies

Jim Weaver of W.T Weaver & Sons died April 24 of complications from cancer.

Weekend Round Up April 25, 2013

From the House Tour to Heiner Contemporary to the Hamilton, there's more with Bonhams exhibit at the Four Seasons and John Dreyfuss sculpture at the Kreeger.

And the Winner Is . . .

Shortly before midnight last night, it was announced that incumbent Anita Bonds, 68, would hold onto her at-large seat on ...

D.C.'s 'Potholepalooza' Begins

It is time to fix those potholes -- let DDOT know if you know where one is.

Al Neuharth: Founder of USA Today, Freedom Forum and the Newseum

Media innovator Al Neuharth left us his unique gifts of a national newspaper and a news museum in downtown D.C.

An Election? Yes, Vote April 23

Yes, Washington, there is an election tomorrow, however unmotivated you might be.

It Is Time to Vote for Patrick Mara

The Georgetowner endorses Patrick Mara for the at-large seat on the District Council.

Succinct Sportscaster Summerall, a Classic

Pat Summerall was the classic American sportscaster who added a touch of class to each broadcast.

Emancipation Day Celebrates African-American History and More

Despite concerns about public security after the Boston Marathon bombings, D.C.'s Emancipation Day parade and celebrations went off without a hitch April 16.

Weekend Round Up April 18, 2013

Georgetown's French Market, Dumbarton House's Jazz Soiree, a slumber party and more: spring is in high gear.

Biz Group Meets at Smith Point

Members and guests of the Georgetown Business Association met at the cool, preppy hot spot--Smith Point--April 17.

151th Anniversary of D.C. Emancipation, April 16

Emancipation Day, April 16, is a day for celebration and reflection with a parade, concert, workshops and fireworks.

Hate Crime at Georgetown? Dahlgren Chapel Vandalized

Vandalism at Georgetown University's historic Dahlgren Chapel stuns campus and those going to Sunday Mass April 14.

Georgetown BID Test: Return Traffic Officers to Return to Wisc. & M?

The Georgetown BID and DDOT run a test of traffic officers for the town's busiest intersection, Wisconsin Avenue and M Street. Your comments are invited.

Weekend Round Up April 11, 2013

Visitation's "Into the Woods," St. John's Young Artists, Loudoun Hunt Point-to-Point, Washington Fine Properties' Home & Design Weekend and Fashion for Paws fill up your calendar.

Grace Church’s First Little Free Library

The power of a good book and the kindness of others come together with Grace Church’s first ever Little ...

Capella So Luxe It Requires Several Debuts

The super-luxe Capella Hotel on 31st Street has been celebrating its debut for more than a week.

Thatcher: Britain's Lioness Whose Roar Was Heard by All

Britain's "Iron Lady," Margaret Thatcher, was one of the 20th century's great leaders.

Design Meetings Announced for $1-Million Rose Park Playground Renovation

Neighbors and park lovers are invited to take part in design planning sessions for Rose Park's renovation.

Annette Funicello: 'America's Sweetheart'

After a long fight with multiple sclerosis, Disney Mouseketeer original Annette Funicello is "dancing in heaven," her daughter said.

Weekend Round Up April 4, 2013

From an art auction to wine tastings and the Upperville Daffodil Show, the choice is wide once again.

Jack's Boathouse Surrenders

After months of conflict with the National Park Service, Jack's Boathouse owner Paul Simkin has made his peace. Jack's will depart its Georgetown shoreline.

Martin's Tavern at 80 with Mayor as Bartender

It is a Georgetown landmark and the oldest family-owner restaurant in Washington, D.C. Martin's Tavern kicked off its 80th anniversary with a party for its biggest fans.

Evermay's First Easter Egg Hunt Delights Young and Old

A new Georgetown tradition begins: the Evermay Annual Egg Hunt.

Mayor's 2014 Budget Shows Confidence, Includes Money for Streetcars, Libraries

Whether it is the budget, new businesses or baseball, things are looking very good for D.C.

The Nationals Open and Show Baseball's Power

What befits a baseball opening day the most? Well, if you’re a Washington Nationals fan, a perfect opening day ...

Blues Alley: Talk of Moving or Staying?

The landmark Blues Alley was the subject of a Washington Business Journal report April 1 that got Georgetowners concerned about its status.

At-large Candidates Meet April 1 at Tony & Joe's

Head to Tony & Joe's April 1 to meet the at-large District Council candidates in the April 23 special election.

Weekend Round Up March 28, 2013

Easter is near, and spring is here. There is an egg hunt and egg roll at Tudor Place and a Messiah sing-along at Clarendon Methodist Church. Enjoy "Amélie" at the library or music and stories at the Italian Embassy.

Business Group Celebrates Spring at TD Bank

The Georgetown Business Association, which will host an April 1 candidates forum, met March 20 for a networking reception at TD Bank.

Outside the Supreme Court for the Marriage Debate

About 10 to 14 days ago, maybe even last weekend, and for sure Tuesday and Wednesday, America discovered gay marriage ...

Manhole Cover Pops; Cupcake Shop Evacuated

We hope it does not portend the return of manhole fires that plagued Georgetown more than 10 years ago, but a manhole cover popped March 25. The burning smell closed a business and brought out the fire department in force.

Canal Road Repairs to Close Sections This Week and Beyond

During the week and beyond, be alert for Canal Road closures.

Weekend Round Up March 21, 2013

An Easter egg hunt, tea with the Easter bunny, Artini at the Corcoran, a book sale in Palisades. Your list is set.

Hoyamania Strikes; Bulldog Guards the Hilltop

With the Georgetown University men's basketball team the only local team in the 2013 NCAA Tournament, it is all about the Hoyas in Washington, D.C., and beyond.

At the National Zoo: Elephants in the 'Hood

When the National Zoo is in the neighborhood, visiting the elephants in their new center gives new meaning to the phrase, "Meet the neighbors."

CPAC 2013: A Little Farther and Further Afield This Year

CPAC put on its annual conference and circus a few days ago in Maryland, leaving one of last year's attendees stranded in Adams Morgan.

Weekend Round Up March 14, 2013

On the scene: Embassy Chef Challenge, Sea Catch's mussels and beer tasting, a talk on Machiavelli's "The Prince" and NBC4's Health Fair.

Postal Service Sells Georgetown Post Office to EastBanc

Years in the making, the U.S. Postal Service's contract to sell the Georgetown post office (with conditions) to developer EastBanc gets people's attention.

Weekend Round Up March 7, 2013

Whether you chose Everard's trunk show, the Bach Consort or "Your Italia" at Al Dente, remember to set your clocks forward one hour for Dayllght Saving Time, which begins March 10 at 2 a.m.

TV Legends: Bonnie Franklin, Dale Robertson

In a communications-entertainment world where access to everything all of the time is a given, change is hardly ever noticed ...

Jack's Boathouse Fight Now Up to Court

Jack's Boathouse owner Paul Simkin is suing the National Park Service and plans on staying on the Potomac despite a contract awarded by the NPS to a Massachusetts boating company.

Business Ins & Outs: J. Chocolatier Departs; Capitol Prague Restaurant Coming

J. Chocolatier leaves its 33rd Street shop but will continue online. One block away, Capitol Prague plans to open mid-April at M and Potomac Streets with Czech and Slovak cuisine--and classic beers.

Nick's Riverside Grill and Tony and Joe's to Host Photo Contest

Do you have a great shot of a Georgetown sunset from Washington Harbour? Enter it in the Nick's Riverside Grill and Tony and Joe's to Photo Contest.

Globetrotters Dribble Over Key Bridge to Nation's Capital

Harlem Globetrotters "Flight Time" and "Mighty Mitchell" came to Georgetown over Key Bridge to take part in an anti-bullying program at Holy Trinity School.

Oscars: Fatigue, Shame and Anne Hathaway

Our reviewer dreamed a dream about the 85th Academy Awards Presentations: was it Michelle or Michele and what about Anne Hathaway?

Washington Harbour for Sale; Bidding Continues on Heating Plant

Think the price for the West Heating Plant price is high? Imagine how much Washington Harbour will cost.

Weekend Round Up February 21, 2013

Oscar parties, black history events and the lottery for White House Easter Egg Roll tickets -- spring is around the corner.

Spicy, Friendly Das Restaurant Warms Up Biz Group Gathering

The Georgetown Business Association held its monthly reception Feb. 20 at Das Restaurant, a warm place on a cold night.

New Businesses: DSW, Alex and Ani, Fiola Mare (Bids for GSA's Heating Plant)

As new businesses open or prepare to set up in Georgetown, bidding for GSA's West Heating Planting should conclude tomorrow. Who will be the winner?

Weekend Round Up February 14, 2013

From the Old Print Gallery to a fundraiser at the City Tavern to "Authors on Deck" at the Navy Memorial, there are events beyond valentines and presidents to consider.

West Heating Plant Gets Its First Bid on Valentine's Day

Georgetown's West Heating Plant, government property for sale by auction, received its first bid -- $500,001 -- on Feb. 14.

Benedict XVI to Resign: a Stunning and Humble Act

The pope's announcement on his intent to resign by the end of February surprised the world and its more than one billion Roman Catholics.

Weekend Round Up February 7, 2013

An art show, design seminar, Dumbarton Methodist's "Reconciling Celebration" and Mardi Gras parties, part of what's coming up on the calendar.

Mayor Gray and the State of the District: Both Confident

An upbeat Mayor Vincent Gray gave the State of the District Address Feb. 5, citing positive growth and a major surplus for the fiscal year.

Dean & DeLuca Reopens One Day After Closure

Known for its fine foods, Dean and DeLuca's store in Georgetown was shut down for a day by D.C.'s Health Department -- prompting comments about the town's problems with rodent infestation.

Metro Stop Is Still in Georgetown's Future

Will Georgetown get a subway stop? It is a long-asked question -- to which we say: don't bet on it.

NEWS ROUND-UP: Muth Hospitalized, Taxing Cupcakes and Which Georgetown Cuddler?

Still in the news: the imaginary military officer Albrecht Muth, the Georgetown Cuddler . . . and cupcakes.

'House of Cards': Familiar D.C. Backdrops, New Way to Pay and View

"House of Cards" features our federal city once again on film -- this time with a new way to offer a drama through Netflix.

Weekend Round Up January 31, 2013

Author's talks, a cancer research benefit and the CAG art show: things are settling down for the lead-up to spring.

Misguided Worship of 2nd Amendment Puzzling, If Not Appalling

In the aftermath of the Newtown, Conn., shooting tragedy, to see Gabby Giffords and Wayne LaPierre at an Jan. 30 hearing and the twisting of the Second Amendment is simply appalling.

New Construction in Glover Park

The Glover Park property near Whole Foods Market will get a new look in 2013. The space, located at 2251 ...

Nats Fest Introduces President Taft, Brings Back the Love

Nats Fest was a love fest of fans, players and baseball. And hail to the chief: William Howard Taft has joined the Racing Presidents at National Park.

Inaugural and Beyond: a Packed Week in D.C. to Remember

After all that was associated with the inauguration, it was . . . wait, there's more. An observer of the news did not have a chance to catch his breath.

Chancellor's Plan to Close 15 Public Schools Faces Opposition

Chancellor Kaya Henderson's decision on closing schools has some residents worried about the future of public education.

Take Unwanted Furs to Coats for Cubs

Coats for Cubs, a program by Buffalo Exchange that collect unwanted furs, provides natural bedding for injured or orphaned wildlife.

Weekend Round Up January 24, 2013

From Tudor Place's meet-the-author to Nick's whiskey appreciation and then on to the British School's program on teenage brain, you got this.

Observing the 57th Inauguration: A Beginning and an End

Whether you were sitting in the special seats at the U.S. Capitol or viewing the inaugural events from home on television, the scene of President Barack Obama's second inauguration provided memorable images and words.

Two Sports Greats Whose Lives Are Worth Talking About and Remembered

The passing of Stan Musial and Earl Weaver reminds of what makes a sports legend truly great.

Roe v. Wade Turns 40

The Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion 40 years ago will be remembered with demonstrations, pro and con.

Saks Pop-Up Shop at Downtown Ritz-Carlton

As part of the Ritz-Carlton's Inaugural festivities, guests staying at the hotel will be able to shop at a ...

Jack's Boathouse Lease Put Up for Bid by Park Service

The newest part in the fight over Jack's Boathouse

Weekend Round Up January 17, 2013: Inaugural Edition

Keep the "Faith in America's Future" for an action-packed three days, and check our list of events for the 57th Inauguration.

Business Group Kicks Off 2013 at the George Town Club

At the George Town Club Jan. 16, the Georgetown Business Association kicked off its 2013 activities with a lively reception.

Musings: Dumb Justice, Gun-friendly Phrases and Overuse of 'Amazing!'

Even in modern times, there are things that seem mysterious—not in a holy way, but in a way that ...

'Sugar & Champagne' Goes to the Dogs on Jan. 31

The popular dog-friendly benefits, Sugar & Champagne, returns Jan. 31 at the Reagan Building.

Bidding on West Heating Plant Set to Begin Jan. 18

After months of waiting and planning, developers are set to bid on the government's West Heating Plant on 29th St -- one of the last large properties in Georgetown fit for commercial use.

Inaugural Weekend, Always a Big Deal

You might be hearing media chatter around town that the upcoming second-term inauguration of President Barack Obama is not as ...

Jack’s Boathouse Eviction Paused; Owner Fights to Stay

The National Park Service has put on hold the termination of its lease with Jack’s Boathouse, the popular canoe ...

Georgetowner Benefit Raises Thousands for Senior Center

The Georgetowner’s Holiday Benefit and Bazaar, held at the George Town Club, Nov. 29, attracted a great crowd and ...

Postal Worker Meets President

U.S. postal worker Gary Varner ran into former President Bill Clinton as he made his rounds on the afternoon ...

Disgruntled ‘Vet’ Threatens to Jump, Causes Gridlock

Just before 5 p.m., Key Bridge was completely shut down for at least three hours Jan. 8, as police ...

Caps Guy Is Back, Overlooking the River

Almost as soon as the inflatable Santa Claus left the roof of his Prospect Street house, homeowner Jack Davies inflated ...

G2 Bus Resumes West Side Route

With the completion of the O and P Streets Rehabilitation Project, Metro Rail’s G2 bus route on the west ...

ANC Opposes Bowling Alley If Agreement Not Made

Agreeing with residents who live in the Georgetown Park condominiums, Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2E voted at its Jan. 2 monthly ...

Georgetown Stops for Karzai, Who Sees Afghanistan ‘Moving Forward’

Afghan President Hamid Karzai visited Georgetown University Jan. 11 to give a speech, entitled “Afghanistan Beyond 2014: A Perspective on ...

Georgetowners of the Year for 2012

A Georgetowner newspaper tradition for decades, the naming of Georgetowners of the Year for 2012 focuses on a citizen, business ...

Last Edition of This Third Edition

The Third Edition, part of Capital Restaurant Concepts which includes J. Paul’s, Paolo’s, Neyla’s and Old Glory ...

Georgetown Biz Group Honors Achievers, Affirms New Officers

The Georgetown Business Association held its Annual Meeting and Holiday Soiree at Dumbarton House Dec. 12, affirming its 2013 officers ...

Remembering Richard Nixon on His 100th Birthday

Richard Nixon was never easy to dismiss, forget, defeat, or ignore even unto death.

For a brief time last week ...

Georgetowner's Annual Photo Competition Photo Exhibit and Opening Reception Canceled

Due to the upcoming inauguration and inaugural events, this year's Photo Exhibit and Opening Reception will be rescheduled at a later date and time.

Hit the Pause Button, But Get Ready to Hit Play

Here’s the real problem: Americans like what government does but don’t like to pay for it. Now, hit the play button again.

Golden Globes Do Not Disappoint

This year at the 70th Golden Globes, the jokes were confusing, and Jodie Foster made an exciting but anticlimactic non-announcement.

Georgetown Stops for Karzai, Who Sees Afghanistan 'Moving Forward'

Hamid Karzai, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, gave a relaxed speech at Georgetown University Jan. 11. Commuters, stopped for his motorcade, were not so relaxed.

Writer Richard Ben Cramer Knew What It Took

Richard Ben Cramer, biographer of politicians and athletes, wrote the ultimate campaign book.

Afghan President to Speak at Hilltop Friday

Afghan President Hamid Karzai visits the White House during a time of transition for his country and will speak at Georgetown University Jan. 11.

Weekend Round Up January 10, 2013

Make sure to join the Georgetowner and Boston University's Center for Digital Imaging Arts for our photo exhibit and opening reception on Jan. 17 -- and view the winning photograph.

Local Legend Randy Lokke Dies at 62

Randy Lokke, the quiet local character often seen around town on his bicycle, died Christmas Day.

DDOT Parking Meeting Set for Jan. 16

The parking meeting on Jan. 16 at Hardy School gives you a chance to voice your suggestions to DDOT.

ANC Sides With Residents, Opposes Bowling Alley If Noise Agreement Not Made

The advisory neighborhood commission of Georgetown, Burleith and Hillandale weighs on a bowling alley proposed for the former Shops at Georgetown Park.

Repairs to Close Lanes on Pennsylvania Avenue Bridge

Watch out for closed lane on the Pennsylvania Avenue Bridge during off-peak hours.

Last-Minute New Year's Eve Events

Toast the end of 2012 in Georgetown. From live bands to five-course meals, neighborhood restaurants are offering up plenty of options for ringing in the New Year, Georgetown style -- a list from the Georgetown BID.

Jack's Boathouse Eviction Put on Hold; Future Uncertain

Jack's Boathouse gets a reprieve from the National Park Service -- but for how long?

Lives We Miss and Have Missed

The lives you have known and have missed -- and now miss -- will soon be part of last year but not forgotten.

Jack's Boathouse Lease Canceled

A week before Christmas, the National Park Service canceled its lease with Jack's Boathouse, which has been asked to leave its riverside location by the end of January.

The Hamilton Crowne Plaza Hotel Unveiled

A classic 1920s hotel -- the Hamilton -- is renewed in time for next month's inauguration -- and throws a Roaring '20s soiree.

Anna Banana Brings Fine Art to Children

Anne Freeman has opened an arts center for kids on S Street -- Anna Banana Arts and Crafts.

Weekend Round Up December 20, 2012

Christmas is nearly here: carols, the 12 Days of Christmas, Christmas Eve at the National Cathedral -- and "The 13th Hour" at Duke Elliington School.

Massacre at Newtown: A Defining Moment for America

The Dec. 14 shooting massacre in Newtown, Conn., stunned America. We are in mourning. A defining moment is upon us: what will this nation do about it?

America Mourns

President Barack Obama ordered that all flags at government buildings, military installations and naval vessels be flown at half-staff through ...

Weekend Round Up December 13, 2012

From church sing-alongs to bar crawls and yoga, the weekend has a lot of choice events to choose.

Georgetown Biz Group Honors 2012 Achievers, Affirms 2013 Officers

The Georgetown Business Association wrapped up the year at a festive soiree at Dumbarton House Dec. 12.

Curtin Winsor, Bank of Georgetown Co-Founder, Dies

Georgetown resident and banker Curtin Winsor died suddenly Dec. 11.

District Council Approves Sunday Liquor Sales, Greater Say for Neighbors

As the District Council wraps up its legislative year, liquor sales will be permitted on Sunday in an ABC bill, soon to be voted on.

'Pullman Porter': Great Blues Overstuffed With Melodrama

Arena Stage's "Pullman Porter Blues" delights, inspires, informs to great music and an overwrought storyline.

Dave Brubeck: Solid, Regular Guy as Worldwide Jazz Genius

America took more than five and remembered the musical giant Dave Brubeck for his advances in jazz and for his life.

How About a Christmas- Hanukkah Gift for Dumbarton Oaks Park?

Now it can be your turn to play Kris Kringle (or Hanukkah Harry) for a great, local cause: the Dumbarton ...

Washington Harbour Ice Rink Inaugurated

The oldest neighborhood in Washington, D.C., now sports the newest and largest ice skat- ing rink in the region ...

Weekend Round Up December 6, 2012

A wreath-making workshop, a Christmas bazaar at St. John's, dancing at the Kennedy Center, a Hanukkah craft fair at Temple Micah -- the season's events and parties are in full gear.

Sprig & Sprout Shuts Down Temporarily -- to Improve

Overwhelmed at its opening, Sprig & Sprout closes temporarily to make itself a better restaurant.

Georgetown: Shop Local, Buy Local.

Georgetown is one of the best places to shop: "Deck the Halls. Forget the Malls." Shop local, buy local to complete your gift-giving list.

Georgetown Begins and Brightens Its Season's Greetings

The ice skating rink at Washington Harbour was inaugurated Dec. 1 and is the latest addition to Georgetown's tradition of season's greetings.

Metro Extends Hours for Redskins-Giants Game

Redskins fans are excited about tonight's game and need not worry missing the Metro from FedEx Field.

Deck the Halls, Forget the Malls Window Competition

Who has the best seasonal window display for their store this Christmastime? Judges will soon hit the streets of Georgetown. Email if you think a certain shop's window deserves a good look.

You Can Help Duke Ellington School Get $50,000 Grant

Vote via text or on line for Duke Ellington School and help students get new computers for school work.

Weekend Round Up November 29,2012

The weekend gets festive with an ice skating celebration, an art center open house, a Bach program and the Duke Ellington School bazaar.

Rose Park "Rec Hunt for Winter"

Rose Park "Rec Hunt for Winter"

Gant Opens Store on M Street

Continuing the expansion of American-style fashion, especially men's clothing, Gant plants its retail flag in Georgetown -- and adds to the town's preppyness.

Georgetown University Master Plan Meetings, Nov. 27 and 28

Georgetown University holds meetings on Nov. 27 and 28 on its master plan for the year ahead.

This Refreshed 'Fair Lady' Learns Anew at Arena

Make sure to join Innocents at Risk for a special evening at Arena Stage for the production of "My Fair Lady" on Wednesday, Nov. 28, which will have a VIP champagne reception and a party with the cast after the show. Visit for more information.

The Georgetowner's Holiday Benefit & Bazaar 2012

Celebrate the holidays with us and purchase your tickets online!

What To Do in D.C. Thanksgiving Weekend

Take the family out on the town this holiday weekend.

GBA Announces New Leaders, Sets New Goals for 2013

The Wednesday meeting of the Georgetown Business Association saw the election of a new member to its executive board and gave new roles to existing officers.

20 DCPS Schools Slated for Closure

Twenty public schools are slated for closure. The District Council is meeting about the planned closures, and other meetings are planned.

One Day for Kwame Brown; Honors for the Nats

We've got Kwame dishonored and put under detention, but Davey get top honors as manager of the Washington Nationals. Spring cannot come soon enough.

Biz Group Nominates 2013 Officers; Elections at Dec. 12 Party

The Georgetown Business Association has its 2013 officers ready to go -- and gets ready for its Dec. 12 annual reception at Dumbarton House. That's 12/12/12.

Weekend Round Up November 15, 2012

Thanksgiving is next week, and the holiday events and receptions are beginning in earnest for November. Check out these listings -- many more to come.

Colin Powell Waxes Presidential at the Aspen Institute

When Colin Powell walks into a room, you kind of want to sit up a little straighter.

He looked in ...

Bono Speaks at Georgetown on Obama, Activism, Poverty

The scene: Gaston Hall in the Healy Building at Georgetown University; a Nov. 12 lecture hosted by the Georgetown McDonough ...

Old-School Fighters: Royal, Basilio, From Football and Boxing

College football's Darrell Royal and boxer Carmen Basilio were from an earlier time and left us Nov. 7.

Every Little Cupcake Helps: Sprinkles Red Velvet Fundraiser for Sandy Relief Today

Sprinkles does its small part to assist Hurricane Sandy relief with red velvet cupcakes for Red Cross donations.

Bono to Speak at Georgetown University This Evening

U2's Bono speaks at Georgetown University's Gaston Hall as part of the Georgetown McDonough Global Social Enterprise Initiative in partnership with Bank of America.

The Post-Election Changes of These Still United States

Even today, we don’t know how much hope there is, but we do know that we have a lot ...

Weekend Roundup November 8, 2012

It's that time of year again! Join us for The Georgetowner's Holiday Benefit and Bazaar sponsored by EagleBank. Shop local stores and enjoy an evening at the historic George Town Club, all for a good cause! Purchase your tickets online at

Micro-Sculptor Willard Wigan at Parish Gallery, Nov. 9

On Friday November 9, there will be a special reception at The Parish Gallery in Georgetown, featuring Willard Wigan’s “The Half Century Collection.”

Start of Overtures Holiday Concert Series

The S&R Foundation Holiday series kicked off on November 2 and will continue through December.

Celebrating America’s Heroes This Veteran’s Day

Veterans Day weekend in D.C. will feature a wide range of events to honor those who have served the country.

How to Help Those Affected by Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy devastated New Jersey and New York -- and many places that are familiar to us in D.C. which escaped the storm's wrath. Here is how to help.

D.C. Lowers Some Speeding Fees

For a change, government gets the message -- and lowers the cost of certain speeding fines.

After the Voting, the Election Night Parties Begin

So, you voted. It is going to be a long night. Here are some places to check out and celebrate the electoral drama.

Rugby Ralph Lauren to Close in 2013

Another retail spot in Georgetown goes through the revolving door. Rugby is making its exit.

The Last Day of Obama's and Romney's Low Campaigns

So here we are: the eleventh hour, the last moments, the seal-the-deal times, the end of days, when it comes ...

Early Voting Resumes in D.C.; Hours Extended to 9 P.M.

Thanks to Sandy, early voting has been extended to 9 p.m. during its remaining days.

Weekend Roundup November 1, 2012

It is the weekend to turn the clocks back and check out the Washington Bach Consort, the AIA's 125th Anniversary Party, the Montpelier Hunt Races and the film on the Bayou.

Tricks and Treats: Stress, a Super Storm and an Election

With all this stress, who doesn't feel like Abigael Evans from Colorado?

ANC Report: Praise for O & P Project; New Music Venue on K Street

At the ANC meeting Oct. 31, the O and P Street Project was praised. A new live-music venue and eatery at 34th and K streets announced its plans.

A Happy Halloween 2012 in Georgetown

Did you see Michael Jackson, the Jedi knight, the mellow Darth Maul, the V-for-Vengeance crew in front of the bank and President Barack Obama? And President John Kennedy? Only in Georgetown -- with our friendly but firm Metropolitan Police.

Living in Pink

When it comes to illnesses, especially with, but not limited to, cancer, we live in a time of high and ...

History of Tax Rates

Pity today’s students. The old math is out. The new math is in.

Under the old math, higher tax ...

Sandy Is Smacking Washington, Georgetown

The floodgates are up at Washington Harbour. With Tony & Joe's and Nick's Riverside Grill just re-opening after 18 months due to an April 2011 flood, there was concern for the revamped restaurants and the soon-to-open ice skating rink at the Potomac River complex.

Annual Living In Pink Luncheon & Boutique, November 2, 2012

Come to The Living In Pink Luncheon Nov. 2 -- a great fundraiser for breast cancer research at the Fairmont Washington.

War Horse's Puppetry Plays Leading Role

Let's be straight about this: "War Horse" is not the best play ever written. It's not Shakespeare, but ...

Coldwell Banker and Operation Paws Sponsor Pet Adoption

October has been good for the dogs: Coldwell Banker and Operation Paws work together to get canines adopted.

Obama Charms George Mason

Over in Fairfax, Va., at George Mason University, President Barack Obama swung by Oct. 19 to press for votes in the swing state of Virginia.

Weekend Roundup October 25, 2012

Smithsonian Craft2Wear Show, Edgar Alan Poe at Grace Church, Halloween Bike Tour and the Marine Corps Marathon -- a full last weekend of October.

Coach John Thompson, Jr., Honored at Nike Georgetown Debut

The building that formerly housed Barnes & Noble is now a three-story, 31,000-square-foot store that carries a wide range of Nike’s athletic gear.

Halloween in Georgetown Brings Road Closures and Revelry

Parking will be restricted on some of the roadways 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 31, until 6 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 1.

Billy Collins: Where Everyday Things Meet Poetry

Collins shares the stage with poet Mary Oliver—who has a new collection called “A Thousand Mornings”—at the Music Center at Strathmore on Sunday, Oct. 28, at 3 p.m.

Near the Finish: at Last, the Last 2012 Presidential Debate

Well, this last in a series of three presidential debates—all of them the debates that will change-alter-decide (pick one ...

Fabio Trabocchi to Open Restaurant at Washington Harbour; Citronelle to Reopen

The Georgetown restaurant scene keeps getting brighter: Fabio Trabocchi plans to open a seafood place at Washington Harbour, and Michel Richard plans to re-open Citronelle.

George McGovern: Unabashed Liberal and Patriot

The 1972 Democratic presidential candidate who ran against President Richard Nixon has died. Liberal George McGovern was an American patriot in his own right.

The No-Cut, No-Color Drybar Opens Near Safeway

The California hair blowout service has reached Washington, D.C., opening shops in Georgetown and Bethesda Oct. 19.

Coming to M Street: Buffalo Exchange, 'New and Recycled Fashion'

Buffalo Exchange to open in Georgetown on October 27.

Man Invades Georgetown Home, Strikes G.U. students.

Two Georgetown University students were assaulted in their home on the 3500 block of O Street Oct. 20.

Their Final Debate Is the Super Bowl for Obama and Romney

During the second presidential debate Oct. 16, Mitt Romney found that President Barack Obama was totally there and re-energized.

Biz Group Hosts Autumn Reception at the Ritz

The Georgetown Business Association enjoyed a reception Oct. 17 at Degrees Bistro in the Ritz-Carlton with autumn-inspired drinks.

Weekend Roundup October 18, 2012

From Hitched in Georgetown to Yoga for the Homeless and out to Oatlands, the days are busy.

Ribbon Cutting Inaugurates Rose Park Improvements

Rose Park, Georgetown's eastside park, next to Rock Creek Park, celebrated recent improvements and saluted two park supporters for their longtime service.

Votes for Youth Rally

On Friday, October 12, members of NYRA (the National Youth Rights Association) rallied in Washington, DC at Judiciary Square to ...

Old and New at the At-large Council Debate

Four of seven candidates for the two open At-large City Council seats showed up for an Oct. 4 debate at ...

Our Winning Nats Lose, But the Natitude Remains

Feeling like a jilted lover who still loves the Nats, we celebrate the team that made the post season . . . and baseball.

Just Do It: Nike Town Opens Oct. 25

Nike is ready to open its big store on M Street, where once a Barnes & Noble stood.

Salute to Woody Guthrie at 100 at the Kennedy Center

The 100th birthday party for Woody Guthrie at the Kennedy Center was a hootenanny of singers and friends who paid musical tribute to an American legend.

VP Debate: Biden Came on Strong, Ryan Pushed Back

Vice presidential candidates -- Vice President Joe Biden and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) debated for a lively 90 minutes last night ...

Biden-Ryan: More Important Than Baseball But Less Inspirational

One fellow journalist friend of mine sounded as if he were experiencing a kind of emotional whiplash.

Biden-Ryan or Nationals-Cardinals ...

National Coming Out Day

Today is National Coming Out Day. A Chefs for Equality benefit Oct. 24 will feature designer Tim Gunn and Gov. Martin O'Malley of Maryland.

A Night at the C&O Canal, Oct. 13

Support the C&O Canal Oct. 13 with the Park After Dark fundraiser for the Canal Trust.

Weekend Roundup October 11, 2012

Independent films, a trunk show, dog adoption opportunity and home design week -- and a literary festival -- get your weekend going.

Ramblin' Jack Elliott: Carrying on the Music of Woody Guthrie at the Kennedy Center, Oct. 14

Talking to Ramblin' Jack Elliott offers a great picture of one of America's beloved singers, Woody Guthrie, as well Elliott himself -- along with the Kennedy Center's Woody Guthrie Centennial Concert on Sunday.

Washington Harbour Preps Fountain for First-Ever Ice Rink

Washington Harbour's owner MRP Realty says the 11,800-square-foot Washington Harbour Ice Rink will be opening before Thanksgiving.

Georgetown University Dedicates Regents Hall

Georgetown University administrators, alumni and others gathered Oct. 4 on the fourth floor of Regents Hall to dedicate the new ...

Romney's Debate Win and a Reply to an Obama E-mail

The Oct. 3 presidential debate had people giving Mitt Romney a victory and others scratching my heads about President Barack Obama's performance on stage.

Georgetown Teacher, Alum Awarded MacArthur 'Genius' Grant

Once a Georgetown student and now a teacher at the university, Dinaw Mengestu got the call that he had earned a MacArthur Fellowship -- and $500,000.

Weekend Roundup October 4, 2012

From James Bond and a photo fair to a Redskin at Sprinkles Cupcakes and Oktoberfest in Arlington, your choices are clear.

Sesame Street's Westin: 'Big Bird Lives on'

Mitt Romney's comment on PBS and Big Bird fired up the social media menes during and after the Oct. 3 presidential debate. Fear not, says Sesame Street's Sherrie Westin: Big Bird is safe from the budget ax.

The Georgetowner's 58th Anniversary: Then and Now

"Sufficient encouragement has already been given to us in our undertaking to make us feel that our interest in Georgetown ...

I’m Confused

The old man was sitting at the kitchen table, holding a hanky over his weeping eyes.

“What’s the matter ...

D.C. Council At-Large Candidate Debate, Oct. 4, at St. John's

Georgetown Business Association will host a panel-style candidate forum Oct. 4 for D.C.'s two contested At-Large seats on the District Council.

'Punch' Sulzberger of the New York Times: His Influence and the Press

Former New York Times publisher Arthur Ochs “Punch” Sulzberger at the helm during the height of American print journalism died Sept. 29.

Weekend Roundup September 27, 2012

Rock the vote, play golf, go green, walk for the animals, check vintage fashion: once again, the weekend is packed with options.

D.C. Brings Back Breathalyzers to Combat Impaired Driving

D.C. resumes breathalyzer tests for suspected drunk drivers. Consider yourself warned yet again.

Georgetown BID Taps EastBanc Exec As Its New CEO

Joe Sternlieb leaves local real estate player, EastBanc, to head the Georgetown Business Improvement District.

Fall Whisks Its Frisky Optimism, Despite Distractions

An autumn weekend of everyday events gives a happy and healthy dose of normalcy for those willing to take it all in.

Streetcars on Track to Make D.C. Comeback

As Georgetown's historic trolley tracks are saved and celebrated, D.C. gets ready for a new generation of streetcars across the city.

Georgetown Lines Up for a 'Mindy-cure'

There were free manicures and blowouts at Washington Harbour today, thanks to a promotion for "The Mindy Project."

Weekend Roundup September 20, 2012

From nearby film screenings to pups at Nationals Park to polo in Upperville, the weekend is full of choice events.

Business Group at EagleBank for End-of-Summer Networking

Business leaders met at Eagle Bank Sept. 19 to get ready for the busy season ahead.

Romney Looks to Wisconsin Avenue to Help Afford His Election

In the midst of what is inarguably the worst week of the Romney campaign, the name of our historic district ...

Weddings on Display at The Wedding Salon

Brides gathered at the Madison on Sept. 10 to piece together their dream wedding at the Wedding Salon. Larger-than-life centerpieces ...

12th Annual National Book Festival

If you hear anybody telling you—as people are wont to do these days—that the book is dying, people ...

Mayor Gray, DDOT Officials, Community Leaders to Celebrate Completion of the O and P Streets Rehab Project

They will cut the ribbon tomorrow morning to mark the completion of the O and P Street Rehabilitation Project.

First Baptist Church of Georgetown Celebrates 150 Years

During the same year as the Battle of Antietam and a brutal Civil War, a small, God-loving church was founded in the oldest neighborhood in the nation's capital.

Mayor's Arts Awards for Williams, Stevens, Deal and Others

Everybody’s always giving awards. No big deal.

In the case of the 27th Annual Mayor's Arts Awards Ceremonies ...

Weekend Roundup September 13, 2012

From "Girls' Night Out" to the Navy Memorial Dinner to the 150th Anniversary of Georgetown Baptist Church, our calendar is full.

America's Hero Neil Armstrong Honored at National Cathedral

In a stirring and perfectly cadenced service, America said good-bye to astronaut Neil Armstrong at the National Cathedral.

9/11: Getting Past—But Never Getting Over—It

You walk out the door.

The sky is blue.

Just as blue.

And because today is Tuesday, September 11, you ...

New and Old Rediscovered at Adams Morgan Day

Adams Morgan Day was a perfect Sunday of fun, flavor and variety to celebrate one of D.C.'s most popular neighborhoods.

The 11th Anniversary of a Terrible Tuesday Morning

Who can forget that day? With all that has transpired since, its effect remain with us to this day.

Weekend Roundup September 6, 2012

Look ahead: A book signing at Union Station, children's benefit at the Kennedy Center and a day of service for the September 11th anniversary.

Fashion's Night Out In Georgetown

Are you ready? Georgetown is all dressed and ready for its close-up on the retail runway. Get out and enjoy the show.

Rev. Moon's Lasting Legacy in D.C.: the Washington Times

Whatever you think of Rev. Moon, at least thank him for not letting D.C. become a one-newspaper town.

Suitsupply Opens at 29th & M Streets; Intermix Makes Its Move

The new store, Suitsupply, ramps up the men's fashion scene in Georgetown, just in time for Fashion Night Out.

Weekend Roundup August 30,2012

Summer is almost over, which means it's time for events! Check out the Georgetowner's online calendar for more events.

Constricted on TV, a Political Convention Can Still Be Revealing

In our mulit-media and media-fractured era, the Republican National Convention in Tampa this week still proved an instructive and entertaining event.

Timothy Downs: 1942 - 2012

Community leader Tim Downs passed away Wednesday morning, Aug. 22.

Neil Armstrong: From the Heart of America to First Human Steps on the Moon

The first human to walk on the moon was a quiet American hero.

O and P Streets Project to Mark Completion in a Few Weeks

After two years, the O and P Street Project, which constricted traffic and parking spaces to preserve historic tracks and stones, is almost complete.

Business Group Visits the New Tony & Joe's

The Georgetown Business Association met Aug. 22 at the freshly renovated Tony & Joe's, set to re-open Sept. 5.

Enough Already: Our Endless Summer

Tired of this long, hot summer? Sick of August? The election campaigns? Why write about this at all?

Students Return to the Hilltop -- and Other Hoya News

Georgetown University students return -- and other Hoya news.

Entertainment World Mourns Deaths of Director, Comedienne and Singer-Songwriter

A legendary, ground-breaking comedienne, an action-film director and a '60s-style singer have left us and their unique works of art.

Councilman, BID Get Hard-Hat Tour of Georgetown Park Construction

The Shops at Georgetown Park are undergoing a radical reconstruction -- where once stood 130 stores will be 15.

Weekend Roundup August 16, 2012

From Cirque de Soleil's "Totem" and Susan Galloway Arts to the Franciscan Monastery, an array of events await your selection.

Brown and Gray: Women of Our Times

Helen Gurley Brown and Nellie Gray, who died this week, added to the women's movement, each in their own way.

Mayor Proclaims August 16 Timothy Downs Day

Community leader Timothy Downs received guests in front of his P Street home and rounds of thankful applause.

Park Police Question 'Person of Interest' About July Assaults

U.S. Park Police were at the C&O Canal under Key Bridge Aug. 13 to question a "person of interest" about nearby sexual assaults in July.

Freeman: An Actor Who Taught How to Act and to Be Real

Al Freeman was an actor in plays that animated his life and times -- and taught drama at Howard University.

London's Honour: An Olympics So Modern and Remembered

Londoners and the British people can be rightly proud of their Olympics. While a triumph for the United Kingdon, the U.S.A. applauds its athletes who bring home a record count of medals.

Weekend Roundup August 9,2012

Sticking around D.C. during August? Though it may seem as if everyone is out of town, there are still some events worth checking out.

"Nobody Does It Better": Hamlisch, a Mensch 'til the End

Marvin Frederick Hamlisch, an American composer and conductor, dies at the age of 68. He loved Washington and owned a house in Georgetown.

We Lose a Music Man, Two Critics and a Fashion Champion

A music composer, arts and film critics and a fashion writer: a week of loss.

National Night Out; Canal Road Closures; Glover Park Traffic

Watch for Canal Road closures, and drop by National Night Out at the police station.

M&T Bank Opens Branch on Wisconsin Avenue

A banking company founded in 1856, M&T Bank makes its debut on Wisconsin Avenue.

Olympics Get Better Despite NBC

The Olympics, even if you are just watching on television, start to shine -- despite NBC again.

Luke's Lobster to Open Aug. 23

Luke's Lobster to set up shop and dish out its signature seafood rolls to Georgetown.

Weekend Roundup August 2, 2012

Join us on August 8th for an "Old Fashion and a New Look," a distinguished evening of bourbon, antiques, and shopping.

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Tougher Penalties for Driving Under the Influence in D.C.

New D.C. DUI laws, effective Aug. 1, bring harsher penalties for drunk drivers.

Gore Vidal: American Renaissance Man . . . and a Very Funny Guy

Gore Vidal, great American writer and Renaissance man, also penned laugh-out-loud quips along with his cultural critiques.

Imagining a Better Olympics Opener, Despite NBC

Every four years, I turn into a mushy little kid when the opening ceremonies of the Summer Olympics are broadcast ...

Keach and Kahn: A Conversation of Shakespeare—and More

Stacy Keach -- with that voice and acting range so Shakespearean -- sat down for a talk with Michael Kahn of the Shakespeare Theatre Company.

Vincent Gray in Adams Morgan: Comfortable Being Mayor

An upbeat Mayor Gray and other city officials cut the ribbon July 27 for the completed 18th Street work in Adams Morgan.

Suspected Gas Leak Along Prospect and N Streets

Those Washington Gas trucks, seen on the west side of Georgetown, were looking for a gas leak in the system, but there was no leak.

Weekend Roundup July 27, 2012

Looking for something to do this weekend? Why not learn to blend your own cocktails like a true professional or check out Freddy Cole at Blues Alley? And don't miss the Streets of Georgetown's "Old Fashion, New Look" cocktail reception on August 8.

Woman Sexually Assaulted Near C&O Canal

A female jogger was sexually assaulted along the Capital Crescent Trail July 25 around 9:15 p.m.


Governor Martin O’Malley and First Lady Katie O’Malley today hosted the fifth annual Buy Local Cookout at Government ...

New Downtown Campus for Georgetown University

Georgetown University plans a second campus in D.C.'s Downtown next to Mount Vernon Square and Chinatown. The announcement came just days after the D.C. Zoning Commission approved the university's campus plan, thus ending years of tense, sometimes hostile, debate over town-gown issues.

AIDS Conference, First Held in U.S. in 22 Years, Kicks Off

First held in the U.S. since 1992, the International AIDS Conference opens in D.C.

Aurora's Dark Night: No Dawn for 12

After all the madness, pain and deaths, Aurora, Colorado, has no dawn.

Gone but Not Gone, Their Music Plays on: Kitty Wells, Bob Babbitt

Whenever a music maker—singer, player, twanger, jazz man, country star, doesn’t matter—passes on, the event has the ...

Georgetown Business Association Thais One On

The Georgetown Business Association held its networking reception at Mai Thai July 18 with "A Taste of Thailand," enjoyed by a talkative group of professional and business types.

Weekend Roundup July 19, 2012

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Weekend Roundup July 12, 2012

Independence Day has come and gone, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t tons of things to do in D.C. this weekend.

The Washington Kastles Charity Tennis Classic

The Washington Kastles Charity Tennis Classic is scheduled for Tuesday, July 17 at Kastles Stadium at The Wharf in southwest ...

Washington Monument May Remain Closed Through 2014

The damage to the Washington Monument caused by the 5.8 magnitude earthquake that struck the D.C. area in ...

Ernest Borgnine: More Than a Lifetime of Roles

He played tough but tender roles, and Ernest Borgnine had a lifetime of them for us.

The Small-Town Wisdom of Andy Griffith

Actor Andy Griffith, whether as Sheriff Andy Taylor or defense lawyer Ben Matlock, showed us the wisdom of small-town America.

Weekend Roundup July 05, 2012

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Georgetown BID's Bracco Departs

Just weeks after an upbeat annual meeting, Georgetown BID executive director unexpectedly resigns.

Happy Birthday, America: an Immigrant's Journey

Now, as American as anyone we know, this patriotic citizen began his journey in Nazi Germany.

A Storm for Our Time of Extremes

In this age of extremes, why not weather just like that? Last Friday's sudden storm, terrible in its severity, informs our times and leaves us wondering.

New Neighbor on Potomac Street: Zoe Feldman Designs

Say hello to the Georgetowner's new neighbor: Zoe Feldman Designs.

Prospect Street Tree Huge Hit; Residents Without Power

We all want to go green, but this is ridiculous. The June 29 storm felled a huge tree on Prospect Street. A traffic-stopper, the tree wins the prize for biggest on the ground in Georgetown but has brought frustration to those who live there.

A Part of History at the Steps of the Supreme Court

While awaiting the Supreme Court decision on Obamacare, our reporter observes how everyday life in Washington, D.C., can effortlessly move into a moment in history.

Nora Ephron: We'll Have What She Had

Nora Ephron, screenwriter of "When Harry Met Sally" and "Sleepless in Seattle," was funny, smart, graceful, charming, loyal and always curious -- and made her life experiences universal to ours.

Free Fun at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival

If your summer schedule has come to a standstill, venture out to the National Mall for the annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival.

Weekend Roundup June 28, 2012

Why not head to National Harbor for a day-long band takeover or enjoy George Washington's favorite treat? To see more events, check out

Feds Give Show-and-Tell on Fireworks' Dangers

Impending Fourth of July celebrations did not stop members of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) from detonating fireworks and ...

Pre-Elvis 'Memphis': Darrington's Delray

“Memphis,” a loud, electric, fast-paced, high-energy Tony-Award winning musical now on its Washington stop through July 1 at the Kennedy Center’s Opera House.

Weekend Roundup June 21, 2012

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Summer Solstice Marks the Start of Summer

Summer has officially begun. With the mark of the summer solstice yesterday, the longest day of the year, residents of Washington, D.C., can expect blazing hot temperatures.

C&O Canal Boat Soon to Be Destroyed and Become History

The 19th-century style, mule-pulled, 90-foot cargo boat has deteriorated and is deemed unsafe for passengers.

Metrorail Begins Rush Plus, Make Changes to SmarTrip Cards

Rush Plus is designed to ease crowding, improve the commuting experience for Metrorail riders on the Orange, Blue, Green and Yellow lines, and prepare for the future Silver Line."

Georgetown ANC Formally Approves Revised Campus Plan

At 7:38 p.m. on June 14, the Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2E voted unanimously to approve Georgetown University's 2010-2020 campus plan.

Weekened Roundup June 14, 2012

Looking for something to do this weekend? How about becoming a pilot for a day or maybe your interested in adopting a pet this weekend? Check out for more events OR to post your own!

Live on Cable: Your District Council and Its Latest Drama

Ward 7's Yvette Alexander teared up as she watched the council erupt in charges and counter charges and warned that anything could happen and that any one of them could walk out in handcuffs.

The Meaning of Flag Day for Georgetown and D.C.

While there was a D.C. flag tattoo flash mob, that started today at 5 p.m. at Dupont Circle, there are some serious thing to know about the flag and its role in American history.

Mitt Romney Coming to Georgetown

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will be showing in Georgetown June 27 for an exclusive fundraising dinner party hosted by Bob and Suzy Pence.

An Upbeat Georgetown BID Elects New Directors, Greets MPD Chief

Meeting at the luminous House of Sweden for its annual meeting, the Georgetown Business Improvement District heard from Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy Lanier and elected new directors.

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The Peace of 2012: Georgetown’s Town-Gown Relationship Is Reset

After months of contentious discussions, private and public meetings and ...

Volta Park Day: Fun on the Hottest Day of the Year

Volta Park Day is a perfect way to kick off summer in the neighborhood.

Fresh As Ever: Pelosi's Perspective With 25 Years of Service

Celebrating 25 years of service, Nancy Pelosi offers her take on politics today at a Capitol Hill gathering.

Ray Bradbury, Our Forever Writer of Dreams Come True

Ray Bradbury, literary lion of science fiction and fantasy, dies in Los Angeles but has not left us.

The Fraud and Irony of Kwame Brown

Charged with fraud, Council Chairman Kwame Brown resigns and leaves the District government with more uncertainty.

Weekend Roundup June 7, 2012

Why not take a Civil War walking tour of Georgetown burial sites or spend the evening enjoying sweet delights and cocktail concoctions? Check out The for more events this weekend!

War Is Over: Georgetown's Town-Gown Relationship About to Be Reset

New campus proposal includes more students on campus and considers another campus downtown. Special ANC meeting set for June 14.

Mayor Gray, Neighborhood and University Leaders to Make Announcement on Georgetown Campus Plan, June 6, 2:30 p.m.

The Executive Office of the Mayor of the District of Columbia issued a media advisory on Georgetown Campus Plan

Chuck Brown Funeral: Feeling the Joy and Stopping Time for Hometown D.C.

If you made it to the funeral of Chuck Brown, "the Godfather of Go-Go," last week at the Washington Convention ...

ANC Meets Tonight at 6:30 p.m.

Tonight's ANC meeting will have updates on G.U. campus plans and Hyde-Addison development as well as discussion on changes to the Georgetown post office property.

Weekend Roundup May 31, 2012

Interested in a FREE comedy show at the National Theatre? Or maybe hang out in Georgetown and sample food from some of DC's finest restaurants. Whatever you feel like doing this weekend, make sure to check out our calendar at

DMV to Return to Georgetown Park

Ward 2 Councilmember, Jack Evans, announced at the May 30 annual awards and election meeting of the Citizens Association of Georgetown that The Georgetown office of D.C.'s Department of Motor Vehicles will return.

Inside DC Jazz

The first time I ever encountered jazz in the sense that somebody told me I was listening to jazz was ...

Federal Investigation of Gray Throttles Up

Another campaign worker for Mayor Vincent Gray was charged yesterday with lying to the FBI. If this is not the other shoe to drop, it is surely another lace untied. Will the federal investigation reach the Office of the Mayor?

Weekend Roundup May 24, 2012

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America Marks Vietnam War's 50th Anniversary

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the start of the Vietnam War as well as the 25th anniversary of Rolling Thunder, those motorcyclists whose noise throughout the city and the suburbs reminds me of those young men and women who died in Southeast Asia.

Author of 'The Exorcist' Threatens Suit Against His Alma Mater, Georgetown University

But wait, there's more, and it involves one of the most famous authors to graduate from Georgetown University. And you thought Father Damien had problems.

Summer and Gibb: the True Deaths of Disco

Donna Summer and the Bee Gees' Robin Gibb defined disco and made some great music.

Next-Generation Georgetown on Display at Concerts in the Parks

If you want to know what Georgetown is all about these days, come to the Citizens Association of Georgetown’s Concerts In the Parks series.

Archdiocese of Washington, Catholic University, Others Sue Obama Administration

Protests echo after graduation weekend at Georgetown University. Charges that religious freedom is under attack have now entered a wider arena.

Godfather of Go-Go Passes Away at the Age of 76

Chuck Brown—the Godfather of Go-Go, the President, the Legend—passed away mid-week, and the city erupted. Not in tears, mind you, but in a kind of celebration, on the airwaves, in bars, in the U Street Corridor, around Ben’s Chili Bowl. Brown never exploded nationally the way he should have, but maybe that’s alright. Brown belonged to Washington. He was ours.

Weekend Roundup May 17, 2012

Don't have any plans this weekend? Why not visit the Georgetown Public Library tonight for a "thank you" reception or end you weekend by spending a lazy Sunday afternoon at this year's Concerts in the Park. Whatever you chose, make sure to visit for more events this weekend.

Commencement Schedules and Speakers for Georgetown and George Washington University

This weekend sees the commencement weekend for both Georgetown University and George Washington University. The following information breaks down the speakers from the two universities for any interested in participating in the upcoming days of inspiring speeches.

Yala Fitness Will Heat Up The City on May 19

Join D.C.’s hottest party with a blend of fitness this Saturday, May 19. YaLa Fitness is a unique program that incorporates multiple elements of fitness, from cardio to plyometrics.

2nd Annual Chefs Go Fresh Rally with Robert Wiedmaier and Bryan Voltaggio, Hosted by Georgetown Media Group and Maryland Department of Agriculture

On Monday, July 16, for the second year, the Georgetown Media Group continues the popular summer event, Chefs Go Fresh ...

D.C.'s Unique GI Film Festival Brings Our Warriors Close to Us

The GI Film Festival (GIFF), the nation’s only military film festival, begins Tuesday, May 15, and runs through Sunday, May 20.

Mayor Gray Celebrates Completion of Energy-Efficient Alley Lighting Project

Mayor Vincent Gray today joined officials from the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) and the District Department of the Environment (DDOE) to celebrate the completion of a project to replace alley lights with new energy-efficient, environmentally-friendly lighting fixtures.

Caution: D.C. Council Members Headed to Las Vegas

D.C. government leaders are going to Las Vegas to drum up business for the city. Really. It just looks awkward. It's not, really.

Weekend Roundup May 10, 2012

Looking for something to do this weekend? Why not head to the Potomac River Waterfowl Show or visit Hillwood Estate this Mother's Day. To see more, visit our online calendar for more events at

Obama Fired Up With Kindred Spirits at APAICS Gala

President Barack Obama, a Hawaiian, shared the aloha spirit with 1,000 admirers at the 18th Annual Gala for the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies May 8.

Garden Tour: Just the Ticket to See Neighbors, Friends and Get Inspired

The 84th Georgetown Garden Tour, held Saturday May 5, showed off eight gardens along with side and back yards of varying scale, cresting at the Allbrittons’ Bowie-Sevier House on Q Street.

Meeting at UDC Tonight on Wisconsin Avenue Work in Glover Park

In response to concerns about the construction work in Glover Park along Wisconsin Avenue, Ward 3 council member Mary Cheh and Terry Bellamy, director of D.C.’s Department of Transportation, will meet with residents in Window’s Lounge at the University of the District of Columbia from 7 to 8:30 p.m., 4200 Connecticut Ave., N.W.

Facebook Initiative Encourages Organ Donation

Inspired by events such as last year’s earthquake and tsunami in Japan, which left countless Japanese citizens in need of unavailable medical attention, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is attempting to mobilize organ donator registration among company’s community of 900 odd million users.

Weekend Roundup May 3,2012

Ever seen Russel Terriers race? Need something to do on Cinco de Mayo? Visit to see more events happening around the city this weekend!

Georgetown Farmers' Market Re-Opens Wednesday

The Georgetown Farmers Market opens Wednesday, May 2, for its tenth season in Rose Park.

5 Years Ago, Fire Almost Took Down Public Library

During lunchtime on April 30, 2007, a fire nearly destroyed the Georgetown Public Library at R Street and Wisconsin Avenue. That same morning, a fire had swept through Eastern Market, one of Capitol Hill's most popular food, shopping and meeting spots. Today, both buildings have been re-built and made even better.

NPR's Friday Night Spin Party

On the eve of this year's White House Correspondents Association Dinner, NPR "Friday Night Spin" was star studded in ...

Weekend Roundup April 26, 2012

What will you be doing this weekend? How about shopping at the 9th Annual Georgetown French Market? Playing laser tag or bungee Jumping at the Lab School's spring fair? Or maybe tour some of Georgetown's most beautiful homes at this years house tour?

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D.C. Schools Celebrate the Henderson Effect

It has been a noteworthy week for D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson. She outlined a comprehensive plan for public schools, received an honorary doctorate from her alma mater, Georgetown University, and had six of her schools chosen to receive $4.5 million dollars over three years from Target to improve literacy.

John Edwards: Far From Georgetown Today

John Edwards is currently on trial in Greensboro, N.C., for alleged illegal campaign contributions. Almost one million dollars were supposedly used to cover up his affair and support his mistress and illegitimate child, while his wife suffered (and later died) from cancer.

3 Lives at Their Height in the 1970s Tell Our Contemporary Story

Deaths are like the things that happen in haunted houses, events when you hear of them that immediately bring back memories, stir up ironies and create flickering images or music that's stayed in your head for decades.

Weekend Roundup April 19, 2012

What to do this weekend! How about live jazz and a cash bar at Smithsonian Craft Show, a brunch cruise to celebrate Earth Day, or maybe Tour some of Georgetown's most beautiful homes? Visit for more event listings.

Dick Clark, Rock 'n' Roll Salesman Who Changed America

On April 18, Dick Clark passed away. In his 30-year tenure, he proved to be as influential in spreading rock 'n' roll as Elvis Presley.

Sinatra + Tharp = Sexy Staging in 'Come Fly Away'

Pay attention, kids. The Chairman of the Board, Old Blue Eyes, the Voice is back and in the house. The house being the Eisenhower Theater at the Kennedy Center.

'Veep': HBO's Comedic Take on Our Number 2

Before its April 22 Sunday night cable debut, the cast of HBO's comedy series, "Veep," checked into Washington April 11 at the United States Institute of Peace for red-carpet poses and interviews along with a reception and preview of the first episode.

Space Shuttle Discovery Retires to Air & Space Museum

The Space Shuttle Discovery was officially received by the Smithsonian Institution April 19 and placed on permanent display, replacing the shuttle Enterprise at the National Air and Space Museum's Udvar-Hazy Center, next to Dulles Airport.

Secret Service Scandal: Agents' Fantasies Become a National Nightmare

While U.S. Secret Service agents were throwing back whiskey and paying up to $200 for services from the women ...

Theatre Shorts April 18 2012

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'China Hand' Davies Could Read the Tea Leaves

When it comes to international affairs, there’s always a lot of talk about American Exceptionalism in political circles and not so much about exceptional Americans. In the cultural and art world, you hardly ever hear the phrase. You would have with John Paton Davies, Jr.

With All Votes Counted, Orange Will Keep Council Seat

It’s official. Vincent Orange will keep his at-large seat on the city council after a count of absentee and provisional ballots from the April 3 elections.

Georgetown Students, Jack the Bulldog Welcome J.J., Puppy Mascot-in-Training

It is a feel-good story the local media could not ignore. J.J the Bulldog arrives on Georgetown's campus.

'Let's Go, Caps,' Inflatable Hockey Player on Georgetown Skyline

Jack Davies of Prospect Street is at it again. This time, his rooftop is occupied by an inflatable of a generic Washington Capitals hockey player...

Weekend Roundup April 12,2012

Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out the DC Design House or head outside to this years Cherry Blossom Parade. For more Calendar listings and events, visit

'American Stories': It's All About Us

"American Stories," the newest signature exhibition at the National Museum of American History opened today and shows and tells the stories of Americans from the 1600s to the 2000s, beginning with wampum and a piece of Plymouth Rock to Apolo Ohmo's ice skates and the 2008 presidential election.

Celebrate Clara Barton

Today is the One Hundredth Anniversary of Clarissa 'Clara' Barton's death, the woman who is best remembered for organizing the American Red Cross.

150th Anniversary of D.C. Emancipation

On April 16, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Compensated Emancipation Act of the District of Columbia.

An Extra Welcome Home Win for the Nationals

The Washington Nationals won their home opener, 3-2, in the 10th inning with Ryan Zimmerman, face of the franchise, showing the way of the jam with visiting team, the Cincinnati Reds, thanks to a wild pitch.

D.C. to Mark Centennial of Titanic Disaster

In a city of monuments, one of Washington's lesser known memorials will be in the spotlight this weekend, April 14-15.

The Heat and Light of Mike Wallace

Mike Wallace of CBS News had not done an interview for four years—Roger Clemens, the famed Boston Red Sox pitcher accused of using steroids got the honors for that last one—but all those living whom he interviewed for "60 Minutes" probably feel not enough time has passed for them not to get goose bumps just thinking about the experience.

International Film Fest's 'Lighter Side,' from France to Japan

Washington is a magnet for film festivals—we’ve got documentary film festivals, gay and lesbian film festivals, environmental film festivals, short film festivals. You name it, there’s a festival.

Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House on Monday

More than 35,000 lucky guests, chosen by lottery, will flood the South Lawn of the White House on the morning of Easter Monday, April 9, for the 134th annual White House Easter Egg Roll.

D.C. Democratic Primary Results: Decidedly Status Quo

The District of Columbia Primary Elections -- at least for the city's overwhelming number of registered Democrats -- did not shake up the status quo.

Weekend Roundup April 5, 2012

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What Stinks In Georgetown?

Whether you think they smell like diapers, spoiled meat or yesterday’s garbage, all Georgetown residents will agree that gingko trees may by beautiful with their fan-like leaves. But, oof, they sure can give off an awful stench.

One Lump or Two: Mad Hatters Tea at Tudor Place

On Saturday, March 31, Tudor Place hosted its Mad Hatters Tea. This sold-out event encouraged guests to wear festive hats ...

R.I.P.: Scruggs and Crews

They say music soothes the savage beast or words to that effect. Words on a page can do the same ...

Primarily Yours, Tomorrow: Vote or . . .

Tomorrow, April 3, Tuesday, is the official voting day for the 2012 District of Columbia Primary Election.

Think Twice Before Stepping into D.C. Cabs

D.C. Taxicab Commission reports that seven taxi drivers have been arrested for allegedly assaulting passengers within the past few weeks.

Earth Hour 2012: Saturday March 31st at 8:30pm

Lights across the world will go dark for Earth Hour 2012. Support the World Wildlife Fund for Nature’s “I ...

Weekend Roundup March 29,2012

DC Swan Event in Georgetown: "Singles Faire" Opening Reception

March 30th, 2012 at 8:00 PM | FREE | Event Website

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Republican Jill Homan Fights for Economic Development, Jobs in Wards 7 and 8

Behind her ice-blue eyes, Jill Homan -- who is vying with Teri Galvez to be Republican National Committeewoman for Washington, D.C. -- has aspirations to bring more red into D.C. by connecting voters from all over the city, east to west.

Newt Goes to the Hilltop, Turns Stump Speech Into Civics Lesson

Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the House, came to Georgetown University March 28, the day after he cut his campaign staff by a third and spoke to a crowd of well-mannered students at Gaston Hall.

Gloria In Excelsis: National Cathedral's Climb of the Spring Restored

Saturday's misty morning seemed nature's soft rebuff to Friday's 80-degree day at the Tidal Basin under the cherry blossoms. A sunny walk near the monuments around the cherry trees with petals at their peak was to be followed by the next day's climb along the stones into the monumental tower of Washington National Cathedral.

Seeing All the People (and God, Too) in the Cherry Blossoms

If you come here to see the sites and sights, history is purposefully and permanently here in all the monuments, past, present and soon to be erected.

Killer of Good Guys Manager Gets Additional 35 Years

Vasile Graure attacked Djordjevic in November 2007 after being thrown out of Good Guys for photographing one of the dancers.

Weekend Roundup March 22,2012

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Business Ins & Outs

Martin's Tavern to Be Closed. . . Temporarily Don't freak out; it's just temporary. One of Georgetown's most ...

Beltway of Giving

Advocacy months exist for hundreds of causes -- from yoga to bicycling to ovarian cancer. These months create a time when ...

Pedestrians, Beware: D.C. Considers Banning Your Use of Electronics

Bright blue skies and sunshine-filled days have most Washingtonians walking or biking to work, leaving their four-wheel gas guzzlers back at home.

'Japan Spring': Unique Trinity of Art Shows on the National Mall

Mother Nature has messed a little, this year, with the National Cherry Blossom Festival, which is celebrating the centennial of Japan’s gift of cherry trees to Washington, D.C. The unusually mild, near-summer weather has caused the blossoms to hit their peak days much earlier than usual -- as well as threatening storm weekend weather that might harm the blossoms.

For the Love of Cyclists: 'Street Smart' Campaign Gets Rolling

For a good many of us, it’s time to pull the bicycles out of storage and widen the horizons of our recreational and commuting potentials.

Benetton's VIP Fashion Show

Today's newsletter was brought to you by United Colors of Benetton.

Don't miss the VIP fashion show on March 25.

Jovee Co. Brings 'Spa In The City' to Georgetown

Spring has sprung early, and Jovee Co. is coming to town to bring you the latest in make-up and skincare.

Teri Galvez Encourages D.C. to Vote Republican

Teri Galvez is running for Republican National Committeewoman for Washington, D.C. in a very important, very historical race where she believes conservatives, including herself, have the opportunity to make this city a focal point for the Republican Party.

March is Red Cross Month

We can always count on the Red Cross and its volunteers to help us in times of need and this March is the month in which we can honor the Red Cross.

Metro’s New 7000-Series Rail Cars Coming Soon to a Station Near You

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority has released a video tour by general manager Richard Sarles about the Metrorail’s new 7000-series rail car.

Globetrotter Flight Time Lands in Town at Key and Volta Parks

Harlem Globetrotter star Herbert "Flight Time" Lang traveled on Key Bridge into Georgetown March 19 to start the tip-off for Globetrotter Week.

Encyclopaedia Britannica Ends Print Run, Fully Embraces Digital World

We’ve already waved good-bye to video cassettes and pay phones. Now, after 244 years, Encyclopaedia Britannica announced March 13 that it will no longer be printing its reference publications.

Weekend Roundup March 15, 2012

With spring right around the corner, the city is buzzing with wonderful events! Visit and click on our calendar to see more events.

Irish Ayes for Old Friends and the Auld Sod

But, aye, often I have wished to be. Now, on St. Patrick’s Day, thousands, maybe millions embrace the same wish as if they had kissed the Blarney Stone on a damp day some time ago. They wear green, drink green beer, quaff the quaffables, sing and dance, wear green hats, try to speak Gaelic, listen to the grand Irish music and perhaps stand on a floor in two inches of Guinness and tears.

Mike Isabella Stakes Out 14th Street — with a Spit Roaster

Once Kapnos and G open their doors, Isabella will have himself a culinary empire in the District. It looks like Andrés, Washington’s current epicurean kingpin, might have to start watching his back.

'Game Change,' Unsettling Some Scores

“Game Change,” the HBO movie about the selection of then virtually unknown Alaska Governor Sarah Palin to be Republican presidential candidate John McCain’s vice-presidential running mate, has come if not gone, leaving behind a certain amount of controversy and some unsettling thoughts.

Just Another (Even More) Manic Monday

Daylight Saving Time began in World War I to conserve energy. Five years ago, the date in which we change the clocks moved to the second Sunday in March. Regardless of when we have to do it, we have to do it. And, boy, is it tough.

Glenn Sorvisto: the Soul and the Beat of a Different Drummer

On Friday, Feb. 24, 2012, the world lost a bit of its sparkle, and the sun will shine a little less brilliantly. Glenn Sorvisto lost his battle of more than two years with cancer.

Weekend Roundup March 8, 2012

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Officially Celebrate Your Women Tonight

March 8th is officially International Women's Day and is celebrated with events all around the world. The celebrations range from acknowledging women's achievements to general appreciation and love for women.

Help Returning Warriors and Have Fun at a St. Patrick's Day Fundraiser

Make your St. Patrick's Day more than just an opportunity to party -- remember our returning warriors and benefit the non-profit, Not Alone, at a hip, new restaurant.

Our Daydream Believer, Davy Jones

The death of Davy Jones, the most popular member of the singing group, the Monkees, at age 66 was shocking. Who knew that even Monkees could age and become vulnerable to all the dangers of old age, like the heart attacked that felled Jones?

It's Over: Romney Is Still the Winner

Even as the Michigan and Arizona Republican primaries have gone into the record books, I’m going on the record to say what I’ve been saying pretty much since around the primary days of Iowa and New Hampshire.The GOP primary race is over.

Weekend Roundup March 1, 2012

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End Glover Park’s Liquor Moratorium

After a long standoff between citizens, business owners and community organizations, the Glover Park ANC has voted to raise the cap of its 16-year-old moratorium to bring in more bars and restaurants—by two.

ArtJamz Opens Its First Retail Spot in Dupont Circle

To celebrate its 800-square-foot new, cozy home, ArtJamz hosts “DuPont Studio Launch Sessions” throughout March. For $65, eat, drink and paint while receiving tips and tricks from ArtJamz's "creative enablers."

Checking Over the Helen Hayes Nominations

As usual, as always, the Helen Hayes Awards nomination announcements give great joy to those individual artists who have been nominated and generate a lot of grousing, head scratching and more than a little controversy.

Annual Flamenco Festival

Experience a bit of Spanish culture in Washington, D.C. from February 29 to March 7 at the annual Flamenco Festival at the GW Lisner Auditorium. Performances range from traditional gypsy flamenco to contemporary and Spanish classical dance. The Flamenco Festival will also be presented at venues in New York, Miami and Boston.

The Thrills of the Oscars

Some highlights of the evening include Angelina Jolie’s gam thigh-high striking pose of grand dame movie star, Meryl Streep, who broke her almost three-decade losing streak and made her husband cry, and George Glooney, who didn’t win, but kissed Billy Crystal on the lips.

Public Safety Announcement:

One Georgetown University student was sexually assaulted at 36th and N Streets at 2:15 a.m. on Sunday, February 26, 2012.

Washington D.C. To Host High Speed Rail Summit

To help with job creation and get America moving again (and fast), many are in support of bringing the High Speed Rail to the United States. The HSR will connect major cities together with a 17,000 mile national high speed rail system with an estimated completion date by 2030.

Theater Here and Now

The Georgetowner just previewed what the Washington theater scene is bringing us in its upcoming spring season, but here are a few plays and shows running in the here and now that are worth a look:

Weekend Roundup February 23,2012

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Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African and American History

On February 22,2012, President Obama speaks at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African and American History & Culture on Wednesday morning.

Spring Music Highlights

Save The Date: Spring Music Highlights.

Georgetowner's Mary Bird talks Cats with the Washingtonian

The Georgetowner’s very own society columnist, Mary Bird, was featured in The Washingtonian this week with her two 13-year-old Burmese cats, Sam and Slutie. The article, “Love Your Pets: Crazy For Cats,” written by Gwendolyn Purdom, headlined six D.C. area cat lovers.

New Column to Highlight Non-profits: 'The Beltway of Giving'

Washingtonians have a benevolent spirit. When we give, it's in a big way. Gala and charity events at $1 ...

President Clinton PBS Documentary Airs Tonight

Public Broadcasting Service's "American Experience" takes on the Clinton years in a four-hour, two-part treatment, which airs 9 p.m., tonight and tomorrow (locally, WETA and WHUT).

The Actor Who Sounds Like Lincoln and Became More

David Selby is not related to Abraham Lincoln, nor is he a Lincoln impersonator. He has been Lincoln, often, on stage, and he has written about Lincoln, most notably in a novel. He has undoubtedly dreamed about him.

2 New Shops Set to Open in Georgetown

Coming soon to Georgetown, suits and noodles.

Weekend Roundup February 16,2012

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Alleged Wife Murderer Claims Archangel Gabriel Tells Him What To Do

Albrecht Muth, a 47-year-old Georgetown resident, was charged in the murder of his 91-year-old wife, Viola Drath. He is now being hospitalized.

Bonhams NY Barkfest 2012 for Westminster Dog Show Week

On Feb. 12, The Barkfest held its annual charity brunch at Bonhams Auction House on posh Madison Avenue in Manhattan. The event benefited a worthwhile cause: the American Kennel Club's Humane Fund, a charity which promotes responsible pet ownership.

Business Group Celebrates Valentine's Day with 'Heart-to-Heart Networking'

The day after Valentine's Day was as good a day as any for the Georgetown Business Association to hold its monthly get-together, calling it a "heart-to-heart networking reception."

Whitney Houston, Beyond the Fame Machine

Houston’s death sent a shock wave through the proceedings, through the land of music videos, and the gathering of pop, rock, hip hop, rap, country music stars and anybody (and is there anybody that hasn’t) who ever heard the first thrilling surge of “I Will Always Love You.”. The song and the images of Houston at her youthful, stunning, energetic peak were everywhere by Sunday and Sunday news time.

Valentine's Day Is Upon Us

With Feb. 14 less than 24 hours away, last-minute gifts is on the mind of many. Here are a few places in Georgetown to pick up a gift for that special someone:

Red-Hot Conservative Summit Occupies Deep-Blue D.C.

The hotel teemed with conservatives, many of them young people avidly waving banners, signs and placards, in every nook, coffeeshop, bar, room and speaking room. This was the 2012 gathering of the GOP which just by the look and sound of it was turning into the GOCP—the Grand Old Conservative Party.

Christopher Siebert Comes a Long Way With "La Cage Aux Folles"

“La Cage Aux Folles,” will be winding up its Kennedy Center run at the Eisenhower Theater on Feb. 12.

Date Night Tips for Valentine's Day

Dinner and a movie is the classic date that also works perfectly for St. Valentine's Day. Looking into each others' eyes over the table and holding hands in the dark never gets old. Many of the charming restaurants in Georgetown are doing special Valentine menus.

Make a Valentine's Day Breakfast for Your Sweetheart

Do you need a perfect beginning to your St. Valentine's Day celebration? Treat your better half to a romantic breakfast in bed!

The Insanity of Protecting Rats

In past years, environmental organizations devoted a lot of time and money to convince the public that the real problem was the pest controllers, not the pests. If they all changed their profession next Monday, the entire nation would be totally over-run with roaches, termites, rats and mice in a month. The work is not glamorous, but it is utterly essential to society.

Weekend Roundup February 9, 2012

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The Games of Tax Rates and Jobs Creation

The cup magician, a small business job creator, has a tax question. How much tax should he pay on the money in his hat? Is it earned income with a possible 35-percent rate? Or can an imaginative tax guru figure a way to characterize this process as investment income, perhaps as a dividend from the capital investment in the cups and sponge ball, resulting in the lower 15-percent rate?

Weekend Roundup February 2 2012

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Potomac Phil Predicts 6 Weeks of Winter, 9 Months of Gridlock in Congress

The rodent-meteorologist event was held at Dupont Circle, Feb. 2. Potomac Phil's message was made about an hour after the famous Punxsutawney Phil in Pennsylvania saw his own shadow and foresaw six more weeks of winter.

Single Lane Conditions and Traffic Stoppages Planned for Canal Road

The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) announced motorists will encounter single lane conditions and traffic stoppages along segments of Canal Road between Foxhall Road and Arizona Avenue in northwest Washington starting this Friday.

Safeway's Safety Fair With D.C. Fire & EMS Informs, Entertains Customers and Families

The Georgetown “Social” Safeway at 1855 Wisconsin Avenue, N.W., presented a Community Wellness and Safety Fair Jan. 28.

In Arena's 'Red,' Actors Energized by Talk, Ideas and Art

“Red,” directed by Robert Falls, the gifted artistic director of the Goodman Theater in Chicago, is a two-character play about Rothko, arguably the star member of the generation of American painters whose abstract expressionist breakthroughs put New York at the center of the art world once defined by Paris.

High Noon at McPherson Square

The noon Jan. 30 deadline came and went, as United State Park Police again warned protestors at McPherson Square at 15th and K Streets that camping with overnight sleep would no longer be allowed. Some have already complied; many appeared ready for a fight and stay in the park overnight.

Cheh's Bill Looks to Update D.C. Taxi Service

D.C. Council member Mary M. Cheh (D-Ward 3) will proceed with a Jan. 30 hearing on the D.C. Taxicab Reform Bill. The reform comes after the D.C. Taxicab Commision's decision in December to increase taxi fares, according to the Washington Post. “We want an enhanced level of service and better overall performance,'' Cheh told the Washington Post.

Weekend Roundup January 26, 2012

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Sites Go Dark in the Fight Against SOPA -- and Win. . . For Now

Did you have any trouble accessing your favorite sites last Wednesday? Wikipedia, Reddit, Mozilla,, TwitPic, Good Old Games and a couple of handfuls more shut down on Jan. 18 to participate in the largest online protest in history.

Medical Marijuana Program in Washington, D.C. Takes Root

Despite the Controlled Substances Act that makes cultivating, selling and distributing marijuana illegal, the nation’s capital will be welcoming weGrow, a full service hydroponic superstore, in March.

David Rubenstein Donates $7.5 Million to the Trust for the National Mall

The Trust for the National Mall has received a generous donation of $7.5 million from David Rubenstein, the Co-Founder of The Carlyle Group. Rubenstein’s gift will provide funding necessary to repair the Washington Monument which suffered tremendous damage from the 5.8 magnitude earthquake in August. The National Park Service expects to award a contract to repair the 127 year old structure by this summer and complete the work within one year.

'La Cage Aux Folles': Glam, Sentimental Musical That Still Dazzles

Gay marriage is a hot-button issue among what’s left of the sorry lot of Republicans running for President. Alongside the debates and elections is the touring production of the successful 2010 Broadway revival of “La Cage Aux Folles,” the 1980s mega-hit musical of gay glitter, glam, romance and divas.

R&B's Etta James and Johnny Otis: Singing Life, Living Songs

Johnny Otis, 90, born Johnny Alexander Aliotes and sometimes called the "Godfather of Rhythm and Blues," and Etta James, 73, who translated her own trouble life of sad romance and loss into powerful blues-filled music -- died within three days of each other.

Celebrate New Year's Day Again

This is the Year of the Dragon, which will be quite evident at the Chinese Lunar New Year Parade, taking place on Sunday, January 29, from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm, on H and I streets, between 6th and 8th streets in Chinatown.

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Congress Returns to Economic Reality

2011 was so much fun in Congress. Will 2012 offer the same? The House of Representatives convened on Tuesday, January 17th, and the Senate will return next week. The fun hasn’t quite started yet, but it will and it will be loud.

Weekend Roundup January 19, 2012

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Longtime Residents Make Georgetown History Come Alive

The Citizens Association of Georgetown put its Oral History Project on display, Jan. 18, at the City Tavern Club. Part of CAG's effort to document the "living history" of Georgetown, seven residents with their lively recollections made the town's past come alive in the listeners' minds.

Business Group to Greet New Year and Officers

A new year brings new schedules, new meetings and new officers at the Georgetown Business Association, which will meet Wednesday, Jan. 18, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at The Georgetown Club.

Citizens' Group to Salute Oral History Pioneers

The Citizens Association of Georgetown will meet Wednesday, Jan. 18, 7 p.m., at the City Tavern Club to honor well-known Georgetowners who have been interviewed for CAG's Oral History Project.

Kahn's Classics: A Conversation With James Earl Jones

When the folks at the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington decided to add to its celebration of the company’s 25th anniversary by including a series of conversations between its artistic director Michael Kahn and celebrated (and classically trained) actors, they may not have guessed what a rich gift they’ve presented to W